ear trumpets

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earpiece material
image of ear trumpet
ivory
image of ear trumpet
ivory
image of ear trumpet
missing
image of ear trumpet
missing
image of ear trumpet
missing
image of ear trumpet
missing
image of ear trumpet
vulcanite
image of ear trumpet
faux tortoise shell
image of ear trumpet
faux tortoise shell
image of ear trumpet
faux tortoise shell
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
plastic
image of ear trumpet
solid silver
image of ear trumpet
solid silver
image of ear trumpet
solid silver
image of ear trumpet
solid silver
image of ear trumpet
solid silver
image of ear trumpet
faux mother of pearl
image of ear trumpet
bone
image of ear trumpet
bakelite
image of ear trumpet
bakelite

I apply this term to smaller trumpets worn all the time rather than being held to the ear.

Some came with a headband, others clipped to the ear.

Rein offered a version which could be hidden in a ladies hair.

My granny wore these and was very frightening to a six year old. Noone told me that she removed them to sleep !
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