Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Two-section "Round Elbow" Metal Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This simple, elegant ear trumpet does not have any manufacturer's marks on it. It is also not all that common so it is hard to date, but it was probably made somewhere around 1910 to 1920.

This ear trumpet is 14" long. The bell end is 5" in diameter. It is made of tin painted black. This ear trumpet is quite a light, only weighing 4.1 oz.

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Back and side view showing the rounded elbow on this ear trumpet.


 

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Close-up of the earpiece of "Round Elbow" ear trumpet.


 

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Looking into the bell of the "Round Elbow" ear trumpet. The bell is 5" across.


 

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Side view showing the "round elbow". This one-piece elbow was not all that common. Most ear trumpets of this style had an elbow comprised of 3 or 4 sections.


 

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The two pieces of this ear trumpet twist apart. By twisting the two pieces 180°, it went from fitting the right ear to fitting the left ear.


 

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Back view of the "Round Elbow" ear trumpet showing how it comes apart.


 

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

 


 

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