ear trumpets

one piece #290

style one piece
brand Thornton
based in U K
made 1815
retailer Unknown
earpiece Gutta percha
body Brass
horn Brass
horn dia 90 mm
length 300 mm
weight 94 gm
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grille None
marks I Thornton AD 1815 Turnham Green
ring No
adjustable no
condition bit dented
acquired 2015
seller type Dealer
found in London
country England
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Unusual brass telescopic ear trumpet with makers badge which reads 'I.Thornton AD 1815 Turnham Green' which is in London. I have not been able to find out anything about this company. Length 12 inches. There are minor dents along the body but nothing detrimental. Original ear piece. The body does not fold down as with some telescopic ear trumpets but is fixed.
comment This is a must have item, the maker is undocumented - very good to be able to add a fine example like this - and a very fair price too.
I asked the Thackeray for help with the brand but they have no relevant record.
shape trumpet
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 4
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