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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Copper-Plated Brass Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This copper-plated brass ear trumpet is of unknown manufacture. It is hard to date, but may be as early as around 1850.

It is 12⅛" (30.8 cm) long. The bell opening is 2⅝" (6.7 cm). The ear tip is missing, but the opening at the tip is 7/16" (1.2 cm). It weighs 4.2 oz. (120 g).

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Side view of the copper-plated brass ear trumpet showing the curve along its length.

 


 

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Opposite side view of the copper-plated brass ear trumpet also showing the curve along its length. Note that the bell is not at right angles to the tube, but is at a slight angle.


 

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As seen from the underside, the tube of this copper-plated brass ear trumpet appears to be straight, not curved.

 


 

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Close-up view of the mouth or bell of the copper-plated brass ear trumpet. Note that the inside is not copper plated so you can readily see the brass.

 


 

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Close-up view of the bell-end of the copper-plated brass ear trumpet showing how the end was rolled over and soldered. You can also see the soldered seam running the full length of the ear trumpet.


 

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Close-up view of the ear-tip end of the copper-plated blass ear trumpet. The ear tip is missing.

 

 


 

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