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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Telescoping 3-Section "Scoop" Hard Rubber Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

There are no manufacturers markings on this 3-section "Scoop" hard rubber (vulcanite) telescoping ear trumpet. It was likely manufactured around 1910, or perhaps a bit earlier.

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This "scoop" trumpet is 14˝" long when extended. The outside diameter of the bell is 2⅞" (inside diameter 2⅛"). Despite its apparent thickness, it weighs just 4.7 oz.

The 3-section "Scoop" ear trumpet cost $3.50 in 1911 according to the Charles Lentz & Sons catalog.

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Shown here in its collapsed position, the 3-section "Scoop" ear trumpet is 8" long.


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Back view of the 3-section "Scoop" ear trumpet in its collapsed position. Collapsing it made it much more convenient for carrying and storing, not to mention it is less easily damaged.


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The bell is cut away across the top giving it a "scoop" appearance—hence its name. The purpose of the scoop according to one catalogue is "so that conversations may be carried on from the side. It is for this reason considered more convenient."


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Close-up of the earpiece of the 3-section "Scoop" ear trumpet.


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Each section of the "Scoop" ear trumpet fit snuggly into the section below it. Just pull it to extend it to its full length.



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