ear trumpets

tragus #210

style tragus
brand Franck Valery
based in Paris
made 1890
earpiece celluloid
body faux tortoise shell
horn faux tortoise shell
horn dia 60x35 mm
length 286 mm
weight 82 gm
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grille none
marks Appareils Acoustiques Etablissments Franck-Valery on box lid
ring yes
adjustable earpiece rotates, specs fold
condition Excellent
acquired 2014
seller type dealer
found in Cumberland RI
country USA
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seller note Antique French Victorian Folding Eyeglasses & Ear Horn Hearing Trumpet, Faux-Tortoise Celluloid Plastic w/ Original Paris Box. NB We have had many examples of antique eyeglasses over the years, but this is the first pair that we have had in which the handle is actually an Ear Horn, or a Hearing Trumpet. Measuring 11.5 in long overall with a 5in long pair of Opera Lorgnettes, this 19th century French Victorian Opera Glasses & Hearing Trumpet is made from early Celluloid Plastic, swirled to look like Tortoise. The condition is perfect, with no problems or any repairs and it comes in its original 12 by 2.5in cardboard box from, - Appareils Acoustiques Etablissments Franck-Valery - in Paris. There is some surface and edge wear to this box, but it is in overall very good, strong condition.
comment Glad I didn't pay this same amount for a wormy one a while back !
shape cone
boxed yes
gwrok yes
bay 5
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