ear trumpets

ear tube #341

style ear tube
brand Maw
based in UK
made 1890
earpiece Solid silver
body Solid silver
horn Solid silver
horn dia 12 mm
length 15 mm
weight 3 gm
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grille None
marks none found - box has label
ring No
adjustable no
condition excellent
acquired 2016
seller type Individual
found in Stamford
country England
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seller note Silver Gilt Miniature Ear Tubes by Maw of London.
A fine pair of 19th century unmarked silver gilt miniature ear tubes by Maw of London, in their original velvet lined box.
These were placed in the ear canal to facilitate hearing probably in those with narrowing or blockage of the external auditory meatus.
comment I have not seen these in silver gilt and a labelled box is a bonus. Not interested in boxes but it gives me a brand.
shape flare
boxed yes
gwrok yes
bay 5
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