Bob Paquette's Microphone Museum
is a private collection started in 1950 and displayed since 1970.
It is the result of a continuing research into the history and
evolution of the microphone. The museum contains over 1000 microphones,
the majority of which are pre-1950. Many items associated with
microphones and their use are also displayed. This includes many
types of desk and floor stands, microphone enclosures, transfomers,
preamplifiers and test equipment. On file is a collection of specification
sheets, patent copies, catalogs, advertising literature, technical
papers and copies of articles that appeared in early books, magazines,
and technical periodicals. Three displays are set up to show the
service and re-building process of the early carbon and condenser
microphones along with the special aparatus used. Since the microphone
evolved from the telephone, a variety of telephone transmitters
are on display along with a few early telephones. To make the
museum more interesting, early wireless and radio are also included.
The museum is open free to the public by calling (414)
Select Sound Service, Inc. 107 E. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
|To order a copy of Robert Paquette
History and Evolution of the Microphone
call Robert Paquette Sr. at (414) 645-1672
or write to him at the above address.
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