ear trumpets

con tube - taper #323

style con tube - taper
brand Mears
based in UK
trademark
made 1952
retailer Unknown
earpiece Plastic
body Black silk
horn Cellulose acetate
horn dia 60 mm
length 980 mm
weight 133 gm
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grille None
marks MEARS A OL380 3^52
ring No
adjustable Flexible !
condition quite good
acquired 2016
seller type Dealer
found in Sheffield
country U K
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seller note Fine conversation tube approximately 38" long. The bell end is fashioned from some synthetic resin to look like tortoiseshell and is impressed "MEARS A OL380 3 52". The arrow suggests use in the UK military whilst the 52 will refer to the year of supply, 1952 (these antique-looking devices were used from the end of the 19th century to a surprisingly late date in the 20th century). The device still works as intended and is in good physical condition.
comment This is a 1952 Medresco item. I have one by another manufacturer but this makes 4 trumpets by Mears
shape flare
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 3
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