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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Small 2⅜" London Dome Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This small 2⅜" London Dome ear trumpet was made by an unknown manufacturer.

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

This small ear trumpet was made of brass and painted black.

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Three-quarter view of the London Dome ear trumpet. This small London Dome was only 2⅜" high by 2" in diameter (5.9 x5.1 cm). It's overall height including the earpiece was 3 1/16" (7.8 cm). It weighed 1.8 oz. (52 g).


 

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Bottom view of the small London Dome ear trumpet showing a common grill pattern used in inexpensive London Domes of this era—a series of holes set in concentric circles.

If you look closely at the holes at 3 o'clock, the center hole and the one between them, you can faintly see the bottom of the tube as it curves upward inside the dome.
 

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Right side view of the small London Dome  ear trumpet.

 


 

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Close-up view of the ear tip of the small London Dome ear trumpet.

The ear tip was made of bakelite or hard rubber (gutta percha).

 

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View looking directly into the end of the ear tip of the small London Dome ear trumpet.
 

 


 

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