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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

"The Dipper" Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This ear trumpet got its name since it looked somewhat like an old-time water ladle for dipping water out of a bucket.

This example of "The Dipper" measures 16˝" long and 5" in diameter. The dome is 4" high. It is made of tin painted black.

"The Dipper" was the "high-powered" hearing aid of its day. It is listed in the George Tiemann & Co. catalogue of 1876 as "the most powerful instrument, best adapted to hear public lectures, or sermons, and will be found efficient where the smaller-sized trumpets have failed."

Back then it sold for $4.50. It is last displayed in the 1901 Surgical Instruments catalogue put out by Wm. H. Armstrong & Co. It came in 4 sizes, small ($4.00), medium ($5.00), large ($6.00) and extra large ($8.00).

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Back and side view of "The Dipper" ear trumpet.


 

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Close-up of the earpiece of "The Dipper" ear trumpet.


 

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The grill of "The Dipper" resembled more a screen than a grill.


 

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"The Dipper" was a two-piece ear trumpet. It could be pulled apart for ease in carrying and storing.

 


 

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