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Western Electric 630A Omnidirectional Dynamic Apple and Biscuit Microphone

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Western Electric 630A Omnidirectional Dynamic Apple and Biscuit Microphone

This wonderful looking mic is a Western Electric 630A Omnidirectional Dynamic Apple and Biscuit Microphone. Also known as an Apple & Biscuit, Ball & Biscuit, and Eight (8) Ball. They were also sold in the UK by STC (Standard Telephone & Cable) as model 4021.

Approximate Microphone Dimensions:

  • Face Diameter: 6.4cm
  • Height (Microphone Head only): 6cm

In good cosmetic and working condition, with a few surface scuffs/blemishes commensurate with age and use.

The 630A Microphone is sold on its own but we also have the 4069A Jack/Plug   available to purchase in a separate listing. 

Pricing for the variations is as follows:
630A Microphone head only:- £220
4069A Plug only (see separate listing) : £90

Western Electric (U.S.A) developed this dynamic mic in the late 1930s. It’s omnidirectional to 15 kHz when used vertically, and semi-directional when used horizontally.

The 630A microphone design has been much venerated for the high quality of the instrument, and its reliable performance in studio work and acoustical measurements. It was used as the main Talk-back microphone by the BBC from the 1950s until the late-80s!

For illustrative purposes, I’ve included an image of an original 1940s advert for the 630A. The advert is not included in this sale.

 

I’ve also appended an original 1940s advert for the 4069A connector. The connector and advert are not included in this sale.

A bit of glam and history for your shack or lounge!

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