This old microphone by Philips came from a seller in Egypt - I have a vision of it being used back in the 1940s and 50's, broadcasting out in the desert, near the Pyramids and Sphinx....
The mic was in pretty bad shape and in need of a full restoration. The ribbon was broken, and it was missing a yoke and several other parts. However, it's a pretty interesting microphone and so gets to be our microphone of the month for December.
The magnetic field is provided by one large permanent barrel magnet. This microphone had a measured field of about 1200 Gauss between the poles, with ribbon dimensions of 5.5 mm wide by 67 mm long.
I haven't seen another one like this - either in life or on the web. If you have any further information on this, I'd love to hear from you.