Hello and welcome to the House of Chrome. You are looking at a rare and unique 1930’s / 40’s era Universal model “Velocity” 5MM ribbon microphone. This was a very good broadcasting type microphone set at high impedance and comes with the period EMCO desk stand shown. These rarely pop up on Ebay and is one of the more desirable early Universal mics to collect. This has a very industrial / deco look to it looking very much like the skyscrapers that were popping up all over American cities at the time. Pic # 2 is from a 1945 mic catalog I have showing this mic and it’s basic characteristics. It should be noted that this 5MM will need a professional rebuild if you plan on using this for live events as it no longer works. This should be used for display, prop or repair purposes only until a new motor and ribbon are installed. A company called ENAK could get this up and operable with ease and their prices are very reasonable. This 5MM does show some lite cosmetic wear but far above average for the few I have seen over the past 8 years. Just the smallest of scuff marks. Please let the detailed pics be your guide. There are no fractures or corrosion on this example. The satin chrome finish has a nice luster as well. The front and rear inner black cloth screens are free of any rips or holes and the front grill is free of any dents. The Universal badge is in very nice condition and completely legible. The mic itself is appx 5 inches tall X 1 1/4 inch wide X 2 inches deep. This was a very small and compact mic for it’s day. Probably the smallest ribbon mic available for sale in the 1940’s? There is an original 10 inch cable that protrudes from the lower rear end of the mic. Soft, pliable and has the old male Cannon male XLR connector that’s wired correctly. The mic has the universal 5/8 X 27 threading so it will screw onto any older or newer mic stand though a period stand is included. The stand is an older and rarer Emco Products INC desk stand from the 1930’s / 1940’s era and perfect for just about any older vintage microphone. The design is quite unique but the exact model I am unsure of? I still haven’t been able to solve the mystery? I only come across these stands about once a year but they are a great quality product. This Emco desk stand is made of thick, heavy cast iron with a brass riser that has a polished chrome finish. The stand weighs in at over 2 pounds and has a two tier “waterfall” design that is quite deco in appearance. It’s great for small, medium and larger microphones due to it’s very stable platform. The painted cast iron base looks very nice with no signs of wear. There are no rust stains on the bottom which is always a bonus. The original adjustable risers show almost no wear and the locking clutch mechanism works perfectly. The stand with mic is appx 13 1/2 inches tall X 5 inches wide. It can be raised up to 17 inches tall if needed. If you are a collector of vintage Americans mics then you know what a unique mic this is. She’ll make an awesome display piece anywhere it sits in the home, studio or office. And as always… I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not…I have a no hassle return policy. The 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 an unpaid case will be opened and item relisted. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping. If you have any questions feel free to ask and…thanks for looking.
Vintage RARE 1940’s Universal 5MM Velocity microphone w period Emco stand for Sale
Listing Price: $555.00
Item located in Park Rapids, Minnesota
Listing Price: $555.00