WWII USAAF T-17B Aircraft Lollipop Microphone. B-17 B-24 and Tankers
The T-17 Series of military communications microphone was designed by Shure Brothers, Inc. and became one of the most widely used and successful microphones produced during WWI and beyond
The T-17 series has letter suffixes that are for various changes in design. Suffixes A, B and C are two piece bodies with a separate mike element that can be replaced. Suffix D is a one-piece body and features a mike element that is integral to the mouth cup.
The markings on the body confirm this is a T-17B dated 1943 produced by the Philadelphia Co
The microphone is in very good condition and is fitted with s Shure SW-109 press/talk button and with a PL-68 jack plug.
The rubber covered lead is in excellent with no damage and is fully flexible and is approximately 5ft long. The PL-68 plug has a small crack in it as shown in the photos
Similar microphones was also used by US tank crews as seen in the Movie 'Fury' and other ground units