ear trumpets

banjo #373

style banjo
brand Unknown
based in
trademark
made 1890
retailer Unknown
earpiece Vulcanite
body Brass
horn Brass
horn dia 60 mm
length 215 mm
weight 48 gm
size show size show size
grille None
marks DRGM
ring No
adjustable Earpiece rotates
condition OK
acquired 2016
seller type Dealer
found in Hastings
country U K
value show value show value
seller note ANTIQUE FRENCH ? 'BANJO' TYPE FOLDING BRASS HEARING AID TRUMPET, 'D.R.G.M'
LATE 19th CENTURY FRENCH ? HAND HELD BRASS HEARING AID...SOMETIMES KNOWN AS THE BANJO TYPE.., c 1900.
A GOOD EARLY TELESCOPIC EXAMPLE WITH TWO LITTLE AGE DINGS.WITH ITS UNDAMAGED EBONITE/VULCANITE EAR-PIECE.THE CENTRE TUBE WITH THE INITIALS D.R.G.M.PROBABLY THE MAKER ?THE DOME RING MOUTH-PIECE MEASURING 2in1/2 IN DIAMETER APPROX.CLOSED 6in LONG.FULLY OPENED 8in1/2 LONG.IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.FREE FROM ANY REPAIRS.
comment This small banjo is GERMAN not French and the marking makes it different to everyone I have.
DRGM defines it as between 1891 and 1952.
shape flat dome
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 4
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