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Offline countryman

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Candlestick type intercom
« on: December 25, 2019, 08:42:19 AM »
I saw this pair of candlesticks for sale, obviously wired together as intercom? Instead of a hookswitch there seems to be a press to talk button.
Does anybody know what it actually is? A voice powered intercom? Or is one thing the receiver and the other the transmitter? But how to use it? Lots of questions.

Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Candlestick type intercom
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 10:49:14 AM »
They are microphones, not telephones.

Used anywhere a microphone was needed such as for radio or public address.

http://uv201.com/Microphone_Pages/kellogg_candlestick.htm

Some microphones have the PTT button on the other side and are sometimes used to create the illusive and very rare left handed telephones.

Jack
« Last Edit: December 25, 2019, 10:56:33 AM by Jack Ryan »

Offline countryman

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Re: Candlestick type intercom
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2019, 11:18:23 AM »
Thanks Jack, that makes sense!

Offline 280Parka

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Re: Candlestick type intercom
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 10:18:14 PM »
But why would two microphones be wired together?

Offline rdelius

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Re: Candlestick type intercom
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 11:13:31 PM »
Those Kellogg microphones are ex military. Might be marked T-32 .Used on base station radio transmitters such as air traffic . I have one still sealed in the wax covered box from WWll.I have seen an AE in the same configuration. Most likely has a MFP (moisture and fungus proofed) and a SC (signal corps acceptance) stamps.

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Candlestick type intercom
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 11:43:22 AM »
Someone wired them together for the heck of it!
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