Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Conversation Tubes

Pilling Conversation Tube

There are two identical conversation tubes in the museum.

They are both 45 inches in length with bell openings of 2 inches. The bells are made of black painted wood and the ear pieces are of hard rubber. The tubes are a metal spiral covered with a woven fabric with a black glossy plastic-like surface.

One of the ear pieces is marked "Pilling" and the other "Germany." They were possibly sold by George P. Pilling & Son in the U.S.A.

These conversation tubes date from 1899.

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