Vintage RARE 1940's Turner VT-73 crystal microphone old military w standVintage RARE 1940's Turner VT-73 crystal microphone old military w stand

Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome. I’m not sure where to even start with this unique and extremely rare microphone? It’s made by Turner and it’s called the VT-73 model but I have never seen or heard of this model before. It looks much like the Turner “Sound Scriber” and this appears to be a U.S military issued mic due to the cables end connector. It’s extremely rare either way. As seen in the pictures provided the original paint on this VT-73 is all original and is in decent shape overall with typical small scratches, chips and scuffs in the finish. The satin chrome front grill has lite typical wear but free of any dents and the black cloth screen looks good too. The head of the mic tilts slightly from side to side in a 360 degree motion due to a pivot that’s built into the stand. The pivot works great with plenty of tension and the chrome finish shows a minimum of wear. The turner badge looks very good and completely legible. The painted stem has the heaviest of wear on the paint but free of any dents. The base looks pretty good overall and has the 4 original rubber pads as well as the cable clamp. The original cable is free of any damage. It’s soft, pliable and has that military issue male 1/4 inch end connector on the end. I did test the mic and it does work though very weak. This should be used as a display, prop or repair mic. It will still be a very rare and unique addition to any mic collection. There is no missing hardware on this microphone. An easy 6 + on a scale of 1 – 10 in the cosmetic department. It’s a large unit at 10 inches tall X 4 3/4 inches wide. As with all my other vintage microphones… I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not…I have a no hassle return policy. The return shipping will be on you as I believe that’s fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition…period. Check my rating. International buyers are welcome as well. BUYER MUST PAY WITHIN 24 HOURS or will lose rights to this item, unpaid item report will be filed and will be relisted. If you don’t intend on buying this…do not commit to buy please. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping. If you have any questions feel free to ask and…thanks for looking.