ear trumpets

banjo #294

style banjo
brand Unknown
based in
trademark
made 1920
retailer Unknown
earpiece Gutta percha
body Cellulose acetate
horn Cellulose acetate
horn dia 104 mm
length 300 mm
weight 62 gm
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grille None
marks none found
ring Yes
adjustable Earpiece rotates
condition one crack and taped join
acquired 2015
seller type Individual
found in Weston-super-mare
country U K
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seller note Vintage Celluloid Hearing Aid Ear Trumpet. This is an un-named vintage Hearing Aid Ear Trumpet, It is extended 11.1/4" length collapsing to 6" It has a bowl or dish of 4" diameter which is connected to a 3-draw pipe with an upturned end or earpiece of apparently hard rubber or gutta percha. A loop of tape for maybe hanging around neck. It is constructed of a mottled celluloid. There is a circle of old tape around an end section of tube and a small crack in end of bowl rim.
comment A 3-draw banjo is unusual. I do not have one in this material.
shape flat dome
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 4
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