ear trumpets

miss greene

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c 1860
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c 1880
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c 1885
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c 1910
image of ear trumpet
c 1910
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c 1910
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c 1920
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c 1925
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c 1955
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c 1959
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c 1976

Popular in the USA this design was even used in NHS trumpets up to 1976.

Some were very agricultural and others moulded in cellulose acetate.

The general design was nearly as succesful as the banjo and cheaper to make.

The style was named after a famous lady in the USA.
11 examples