Lomo is a former Soviet Russian mic company, based in St. Petersburg. Established in 1936, the plant it started off by manufacturing optical and opto-electronic devices and cientific equipment like microscopes, cameras and telescopes. The brand first gained worldwide fame with the popular small point-and-shoot camera that gave the name to lomography, shooting spontaneous pictures without preparation and without even looking through the viewfinder.
In the 1950, Lomo received the Soviet state’s order to construct professional tube microphones which turned out to become the vastly successful 19A series of Pink Floyd fame. In the 1990s, Lomo quit manufacturing microphones, all remaining production lines were destroyed.