Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

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.

This trumpet 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.

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