i have a point to make about your vintage mic photos. the turner 999 has a WAYS charlotte mic flag. according to what i've read the turner 999 is a 1930s to 1950s vintage mic. the WAYS mic flag is circa 1973.
Well, you are quite right. In my previous life, I was in the concert sound business. I got the WAYS flag at a Rare Earth concert we were doing in Charlotte. A very obnoxious DJ slapped it on one of my mics (probably a Shure SM-58) while he kept the crowd "entertained" during a set change. He never retreived the mic flag, and it ended up in one of our equipment trunks. That was probably 1973, maybe 1974. About 25 years later, it became affixed to that Turner mic. I'm not sure why, but is still there. In the interest of accuracy, I suppose I should move it to a different mic, but most people would never notice the difference.