ear trumpets

one piece #343

style one piece
brand Palatine
based in U K
trademark
made 1885
retailer Unknown
earpiece Vulcanite
body Bamboo
horn Brass
horn dia 84 mm
length 420 mm
weight 344 gm
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grille None
marks PALATINE ENG.CO.LD LIVERPOOL REG 425500
ring No
adjustable No
condition good
acquired 2016
seller type Auction
found in Eastbourne
country U K
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seller note Edwardian vulcanite bamboo handled hearing trumpet aid, Palatine Eng Co Ld, Liverpool,
registered number 425500, 41cm diameter
comment This is described as a hearing trumpet by the auctioneer and was used by the water companies to listen to water flowing in pipes.
What a nice piece of related history. I now have a second head bought with #353 which I can use to show the mechanism.
shape dome
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 5
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