Black wireless microphone used on The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Manufactured by
Vega Electronics Corporation, American
Used by
Winfrey, Oprah, American, born 1954
Subject of
Harpo, Inc., American, founded 1986
Medium
plastic, metal, wire, and foam
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10 5/8 × 2 9/16 × 2 7/16 in. (27 × 6.5 × 6.2 cm)
Type
microphones
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1986-2011
Description
A black wireless handheld microphone used by Oprah Winfrey on the The Oprah Winfrey Show. The microphone has a cylindrical handle ending in a blunt edge at the bottom, with the metal grill at the top covered in a black foam windscreen. A band of black adhesive tape is attached around the microphone where the windscreen meets the metal handle. A panel near the bottom of the handle opens with a flat screw. On the flat bottom of the handle are two (2) black plastic toggle switches. The switch on the left is labeled with an "M" and the switch on the rights is labeled with a "P".
Topic
African American
Actors
Entertainers
Mass media
Television
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number
2014.324.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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