The Webster Company – Double Button Microphone

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Webster Microphone Radio-News-1935-05-P-54The Webster Company was founded in Chicago in 1914.  They manufactured various types of stereo equipment, including amplifiers, record changers and reel-to-reel recorders.

Their first address was located at 3825 W. Lake Street, but their success in the market place allowed them to expand and built a large plant off of Bloomingdale Avenue.  Benjamin Franklin Olson designed the plant, which was a relatively unique piece of architecture.

The Webster Company Factory

A 1955 Tribune article indicates that the company operated five plants in the Chicago area at that time.   The Webster Company appears to have dissolved sometime in the 1960s, though the company’s later history is somewhat unclear.

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