I was at an art fair in Chicago and a gentleman walked into the booth and started to ask me about this oil painting of the microphone. It is titled S55. He starts telling me about how this is the most famous model the company ever made. When you see any old photo of the presidents giving speeches these are the microphones that were used. He then told me he worked for The Sure company and I should probably prepare for a visit from the legal department with a cease and desist.
I smiled. I then pointed him to the painting and we talked about the dent on one side of the mike during a bar altercation. and then there was the missing wind screen. Then we talked about who sold it to my husband and who had it before that. For him it was the history of the company. For me it is the history of the individual microphone.