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ANTIQUE EAR TRUMPETS
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A catalogue illustration of various ear trumpets, John Reynders & Co., New York, 1880s.
A rare c. 1860 ninth-plate ambrotype image of a lady holding a tin horn antique hearing aid. The antique medical photograph is tinted.
An exquisite silver plate c. 1860 antique ear trumpet by F.C. Rein & Son Patentees, sole inventor & only makers, No. 108 Strand, London. The bell and tube of the Rein ear trumpet are expertly and fully hand-engraved in an elaborate foliage pattern. The pierced grill this antique Rein ear trumpet is 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.
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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