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Conversation Tubes

Copper Hard Rubber Conversation Tube

This conversation tube has a metal bell of anodized copper and an ear piece of hard rubber. The spiral tube, which is narrower than most of the conversation tubes at only 0.5 inches in diameter, is 40 inches long.

It is covered with a very finely woven cloth material. It was probably multi-colored when new, but has since faded to a dull grey and black. The bell opening is 1.75 inches.

This conversation tube dates from somewhere around 1900.

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