Celluloid Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)
This three-section faux tortoiseshell "Pipe" trumpet is a
beautiful example of those made in the latter years of the 19th century
and early 20th century. This ear trumpet probably dates from somewhere around 1880.
Celluloid was invented in 1869 and commonly
used in manufacture from about 1890 through 1920.
measures 16" when fully extended and collapses to 9". The bell opening
is 4" in diameter.
This example was purchased in Bath, England and may
be of English origin.