ear trumpets

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c 1835
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c 1850
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c 1850
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c 1866
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c 1870
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c 1870
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c 1870
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c 1870
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c 1875
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c 1880
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c 1880
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c 1881
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c 1885
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c 1885
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c 1890
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c 1890
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c 1895
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c 1900
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c 1900
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c 1926

I use this term to apply to trumpets made shorter by folding the length into a sectioned loop.

This preserved the perceived advantage of length whilst making the trumpet far more convenient.

Early examples were solid silver and very ornate.
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