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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.
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 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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