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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

F. C. Rein Parabolic Reflecting Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This ear trumpet, made by F. C. Rein, a well-known ear trumpet maker in London, represents an attempt at reducing the size of ear trumpets while maintaining their effectiveness.

The parabolic reflector measures 4⅝" in diameter and focuses the collected sound into the tube running to the ear.

This ear trumpet measures 14" in length extended and 9¾" collapsed. This ear trumpet dates from 1916 or soon after as the address on the nameplate is Charing Cross Road, and F. C. Rein began using that address in 1916.

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Rear view of the extended F. C. Rein ear trumpet.

Note that the ear piece is missing. All that remains is the brass ferrule at the very tip to hold it on.


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Front view of the ear trumpet in its collapsed (closed) position.


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Close up showing the name plate on the front. It reads: "F. C. Rein & Son, Inventors & Patentees, 30 Charing X Rd., London."



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