ear trumpets

tragus

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earpiece material
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missing
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missing
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vulcanite
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faux tortoise shell
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plastic
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brass
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bone
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bakelite
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keratin
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keratin
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celluloid

This shape is a simplified design for cheaper construction.

A popular variation came with eyeglasses attached - the Victorian eyefone !

They were also disguised as fans.

There is a unique exmple of a telescopic one.
11 examples