Vintage 1950's Shure 510S controlled magnetic microphone harp mic w accessories PROP

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Las Vegas, NV, United States
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About This Listing

          Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               You are looking at a very unique 1950's era Shure Brothers 510S model "Hercules" controlled reluctance microphone which comes with an original short cable, data sheet, box, stand adapter so that you may screw this mic onto any desk or floor stand. The stand is included as well.

 It should be noted right away that this microphone had a longer 7 foot cable but the cable was quite damaged in several spots so I shortened it and put a period Switchcraft female 1/4 inch end connector on the shortened cable.

 Also this microphone no longer has the original element inside the housing as it was removed at some point in time. This mic is currently non-working and should be used as a display, prop or repair piece only.

 As you can see there are no cracks or fractures anywhere on the microphone. The all metal painted body has just a few tiny scratches. Otherwise this mic is quite exceptional physically speaking. Please let the detailed pics be your guide. The on / off switch works perfectly. No issues.

 This little mic has a bit of weight to it and it has it's the original green paint. The original colored cloth screen looks excelent with zero rips or holes. No discoloration. It's appx 4 inches tall (with the lower adapter attached) X 2 1/2 inches wide. The Shure badge and logo are still present and looks amazing. This mic was designed to sit on it's own or to be mounted to a taller desk or floor stand. This example actually has the hard to find adapter attached to the bottom of the mic so that you can mount this to any desk or floor stand.

 The mic has it's original cloth style cable being just 12 inches in length. It's still soft and pliable. Comes with the vintage female 1/4 inch end connector. Simply insert any longer male 1/4 inch cable of choice for show and you are good to go!

 The original data sheet is included which is not very common. A nice accessory to have. The sheet itself does show wear but completely legible. It's dated 1949.

 Original box shown is part of this sale. It's in very good overall condition with typical lite wear. It adds value to the mic as these are quite hard to come by and a great place to store the mic while not in actual use.

 The 510S is an easy 9 + on  a scale of 1 - 10. This will make an excellent display piece for any mic collection.


 The stand is a newer stand that is a Chinese model. It's a partial metal design with flat black paint that compliments the mic nicely. The base has an old deco 5 tier "waterfall" design. The stand is basically brand new with very lite physical wear. The stand itself is appx 5 1/2 inches tall X 4 1/2 inches wide. There's enough weight in the stand to keep the mic from falling.

 Total height with mic and stand is 9 inches tall.

 A fun piece to use or display anywhere in your home, office or studio.

     And as always...

  I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not...I have a no hassle return policy. The shipping will be on you as I believe that's fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition...period. Check my rating. International buyers are welcome as well. Buyer must pay within 24 hours or an unpaid case will be opened and item relisted. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping.

  If you have any questions feel free to ask and...thanks for looking.

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionNon Functioning (Used)
Non-functioning items do not work as they should. All known issues should be described in the listing description.learn more
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  • United States
Polar Pattern
Microphone Type

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