The Vogue Radio-Mike was the forerunner to the Mister Microphone and other devices that enabled the user to become a home broadcaster. You could amaze and mystify your friends by broadcasting your own voice over your own radio.
It was sold by mail-order through ads that appeared in magazines, such as Popular Mechanics.
This unit dates from the mid nineteen-thirties and has the original box and instructions. The instructions tell you to hook this little microphone to the detector tube on your radio. I wonder how many of the users were able to properly identify the detector tube on their radio and how many got knocked across the room!
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