Four-wheeled microphone boom trolley

Made:
1930-1960 in United States
maker:
Mole-Richardson

Microphone boom trolley or chariot for use in film studios, manufactured by Mole Richardson Ltd mid twentieth century. Tricycle arrangement, twin wheels at rear and two single wheels at front. The microphone boom and perambulator were designed to quietly follow the action on a television or film set. The microphone can be extended and retracted with one hand and the microphone rotated 320° with the other hand. The width of the front wheel on the perambulator can be adjusted - narrower for moving around, or wider for extra stability when in use.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1985-5072/2
Materials:
chromium plated, metal (unknown), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal)
Measurements:
boom (apx): 500 mm x 5300 mm x 400 mm,
trolley (apx): 1350 mm x 690 mm x 1305 mm,
type:
studio equipment
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
University of Leeds Television Centre
status:
Permanent collection

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