Here is what a lav mic used to look like in the 1960's

@Johncdvorak Up until more recently in the House of Representatives I believe they had a similar device. No hiding that one.

@Johncdvorak Here is hot mama, a looker, a tomato, a dish, a sweet patootie using a lav mic in the 30s.

my old pal Alexander Graham broke all the rules in his day by employing women.
@urbanroman My mother was a cord board operator before I was born. When I was a kid, we had dial phones but they only required 5 digits for a local call.
@nanook really! My childhood phone number was GReenleaf 6-8378. With my dad and the amateur radio club, I visited the phone company's big switch in downtown Evansville to watch them switch over from the clattering electromechanical relays to a 1A electronic switch. And they still had the cordboards in the same office, although they had been unused for two or three decades by then.
@urbanroman I worked for Pacific Northwest Bell, which became absorbed into US West, which later became Qwest, from 1978 to 1995. I participated in cutovers of #5 crossbar to #1 ESS, of #1 ESS machines to #1A ESS machines, and from #1A machines to #5 ESS machines. I worked as a central office tech during that era, and later as a LAN administrator for the Seattle NOC, also spent the last two years there building a new NOC (Network Operation Center).

@Johncdvorak @darrenoneill I've messed with throat mics in the past. The German tank crews used them in WWII, and as a history guy, I was intrigued. No dead cats required in wind nor spit guards. You can test a regular mic by pressing it to the throat between the larynx and jugular. Don't kill yourself. You just need contact.

@Johncdvorak @anewstudy Or Before Christ but I don't think that's relevant here...

@Johncdvorak They still have those but now they're called "muscle massagers" or "personal pleasure devices".

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