Black wireless microphone used on The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Manufactured by
Sennheiser, German, founded 1945
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 1/2 × 2 1/8 × 2 1/8 in. (26.7 × 5.4 × 5.4 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 Oprah Winfrey Show. The metal grill at the top of the microphone is covered with a black foam windscreen. The microphone has a cylindrical handle that is a silver-blue toned metal, with a black shaft that has been attached up one side and that protrudes below the rest of the handle. A small rectangular display screen is placed on the black shaft below the windscreen, with the brand "SENNHEISER" printed in gray along the shaft below the display screen. A clear or black square adhesive label with the number "1" typed on it is attached below the brand name. The portion of the black shaft that protrudes below the rest of the handle has an angular bottom with a flattened point. Text with manufacturer and technical information is printed in gray on the black plastic on the bottom of the protruding shaft. A red on/off toggle switch is placed at the back of the handle base opposite the protruding shaft portion. Additional technical information is etched into the bottom of the blue-tinted portion of the handle.
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
2014.324.2
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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