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Conversation Tubes

Globe Auditube Conversation Tube

The Globe Auditube was a conversation tube manufactured by the Globe Phone Manufacturing Company of Boston, MA around 1912.

This conversation tube is 45 inches long. It was apparently produced in three sizes, priced $5.00, $5.50 and $6.00 for the small, medium and large sizes. (The one shown here is likely the large one, but can't be sure.)


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Close-up of the earpiece with its built-in handle. What set the Globe Auditube apart from other conversation tubes is that it used a diaphragm ear piece which provided a high frequency boost to the listener.

This diaphragm ear piece was similar to that employed on the Otophones made by E.B. Meyrowitz around 1887.

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Rear view of the Globe Auditube earpiece showing the manufacturer—Globe Phone Mfg. Co., Boston.


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Close-up of the outside of the Globe Auditube bell. The bell measured 3¾" long.


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Close-up of the inside of the bell of the Globe Auditube. The bell measured 2½" in diameter.



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