ear trumpets

tragus

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c 1870
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c 1880
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c 1886
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c 1890
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c 1890
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c 1890
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c 1890
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c 1925

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.
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