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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

French Celluloid Conical Telescoping Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet is a bit unusual  in that the dome comes to a point, rather than rounded as was much more common. It was made of "faux tortoiseshell" celluloid including the ear tip.

Date of manufacture is unknown, but it was probably somewhere around 1900.

The dome of this ear trumpet is 3¾" (9.6 cm) high, while its overall height with the ear tube collapsed to its shortest position is 4½" (11.4 cm). In its most practical extended position it measures 6" (15.2 cm). The grill end measures 2¾" (7.0 cm) in diameter.
 

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Close-up view of the bottom rim of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet showing the only identifying mark on this ear trumpet—the word "DEPOSE" which is the equivalent French word to our "Registered Trade Mark".

This word is located on the opposite side of the dome from the ear tube.

 

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Side view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet showing the ear tube collapsed to its shortest position and the ear tip swung out, ready to use.

 

 

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Side view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet with the ear tube extended.

An extendible ear tube was not all that common in domed ear trumpets.

 

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View of the ear tube of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet with the ear tube pulled all the way out.

The brass part of the ear tube measures 2 3/16" (5.5 cm).

 

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Close-up view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet showing the ear tip. The ear tip was made of faux tortoiseshell just like the rest of the ear trumpet.

Note: This was rather unusual as most ear trumpets had ear tips made out of different materials from their bodies.

 

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Bottom and side view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet.

 

 

 

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Bottom view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet showing the ornate celluloid grill.

 

 

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Top view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet showing the ear tip swiveled out ready for use.

 

 

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Top view of the French-made conical or "pointed dome" telescoping ear trumpet showing the ear tip swiveled over the top of the done for ease in carrying or storage.

 

 

 

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