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Ampex 351 microphone pre amp owned by Bo Diddley

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
An ampex microphone pre amp with a white and black label reading: [4]. The pre amp features a small meter at center behind a glass front. It also features various black dials and metal switches. An ampex manufacturers tag on back of pre amp reads: [AMPEX / CAT. NO. 02-30960-11 / SCHEM. 84-0070 / CONT. NO. 29723 / PROTECTED BY U. S. AND FOREIGN PATENTS].
Manufactured by
Ampex, American, 1944 - 2014
Owned by
Bo Diddley, American, 1928 - 2008
Date
1950s
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
metal , plastic and glass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 × 19 × 9 3/4 in. (17.8 × 48.3 × 24.8 cm)
Type
audio equipment
Topic
African American
Rock and roll (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2013.177.5b