ear trumpets

ear tube #446

style ear tube
brand Unknown
based in
trademark
made 1880
retailer Unknown
earpiece Solid silver
body Solid silver
horn Solid silver
horn dia 15 mm
length 25 mm
weight 6 gm
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grille None
marks none found
ring No
adjustable no
condition ok
acquired 2018
seller type Individual
found in Swansea
country U K
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seller note Medical antiques fine pair of Victorian silver ear tubes Circa 1880 hearing aids.
Measurements: 2.5 cms long by 1.5 cms
Weight: 5.4 gram joint weight
Hallmarks: there are no hallmarks but these have been acid proof tested to prove their silver content.
Tubes were placed in either ear to aid hearing and effectively acted as stents to keep the ear canal open.
comment These are an unusual shape - quite rare.
I think probably made as a one off because they have no marks.
shape weird
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 5
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