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A catalogue illustration of various ear trumpets, John Reynders & Co., New York, 1880s.



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A rare c. 1860 ninth-plate ambrotype image of a lady holding a tin horn antique hearing aid.  The antique medical photograph is tinted.



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Two exquisite silver plate c. 1860 antique ear trumpets by F.C. Rein & Son Patentees, sole inventor & only makers, No. 108 Strand, London.  The bell and tube of the Rein ear trumpets are expertly and fully hand-engraved in an elaborate foliage pattern.  The pierced grill of these antique Rein ear trumpets are particularly attractive and refined.



A c. 1880 antique hearing aid featured in the 1889 George Tiemann catalogue as:  Fig. 2027.----German Silver Ear Trumpet.  The antique ear trumpet also appears in the Tiemann 1874 catalogue, Fig. 220.



A Bonnafont bugle ear trumpet antique hearing aid with its very rare original leather-covered wood case. 



A very rare c. 1880 antique ear trumpet concealed within a lady's folding fan.  The antique acoustic fan (l'éventail acoustique) is marked by the maker Franck-Valéry Frères, Paris.  The antique hearing aid is shown in a Franck-Valéry catalogue from the 1880s.



A c.1900 antique London dome hearing aid with original box.  This antique hearing horn is made of brass which has been given a black lacquer finish.



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An antique ear trumpet that resembles an opera dome type but with an extended bell.  The exterior of this antique hearing aid is covered in leather.



A c. 1880 antique ear trumpet made of tin with a black and gold tone finish.  The body of the ear horn is a series of soldered doughnut-shaped segments.  The bulbous segments were designed to further amplify sound.  This type of antique hearing device is identified as a Corrugated Ear Trumpet in the George Tiemann 1889 catalogue, p. 189, fig. 2034.



An exquisite sterling silver antique ear trumpet made by Phipps and Robinson, London, 1810.  9 inches long.



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A c. 1850 antique ear trumpet marked C. NYROP / KJØBENHAVN.


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