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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

German Telescoping Hard Rubber Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

There are no manufacturers markings on this hard rubber (vulcanite) two-section telescoping ear trumpet, apart from the word "Germany" stamped into the rim. It was likely manufactured around 1910, or perhaps a bit earlier.

This ear trumpet measured 7¼" when extended (as shown here). This is a petite ear trumpet as far as long ear trumpets go. It weighed barely 2½ oz.

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Notice the word "Germany" stamped on the rim of the bell (bottom center). This is the only identifying mark on this ear trumpet.

 

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Shown here in its collapsed position, the trumpet is only 4¼" long. You can just  see the tip of the earpiece sticking out to the right.


 

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Close-up of the ear tip of this German hard-rubber ear trumpet. The opening is about ¼" in diameter.


 

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View looking straight into the bell of this ear trumpet. The bell is 2⅛" in diameter.

 


 

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