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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Penn Surgical London Dome Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This small London Dome ear trumpet was made for and distributed by the Penn Surgical Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, PA.

Date of manufacture is unknown, but possibly somewhere around 1900.

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

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Three-quarter view of the Penn Surgical London Dome. This small London Dome was only 2¾" high by 2⅛" in diameter. It's overall height including the earpiece was 3¼". It weighed 3 oz. The ear piece is made of bakelite or hard rubber (gutta percha).


 

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End view of the Penn Surgical London Dome showing a common grill pattern used in London Domes of this era—a series of holes set in concentric circles.


 

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View of the Penn Surgical London Dome in its original box.


 

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The label on the Penn Surgical London Dome box.

 

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Outside view of the box the Penn Surgical London Dome came in.
 

 


 

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