Eastern Sound Velocity Microphone

This microphone was made by the Eastern Sound, Co. of Chelsea, MA, probably in the late 1930's.  It closely resembles the RCA type 74 "Junior Velocity" microphone both in shape and size (though it is ever so slightly smaller).

No doubt, it was intended to capitalize on the popularity and reputation of the RCA unit.  Internally, it is very similar too, employing a ribbon velocity element with matching transformer.  It is finished in dark brown crackle paint and the only identification is the manufacturer's name stamped into the cylindrical stand adapter at the base.

Eastern Sound Microphone