ear trumpets

bugle

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image of ear trumpet
c 1840
image of ear trumpet
c 1850
image of ear trumpet
c 1880
image of ear trumpet
c 1910
image of ear trumpet
c 1920

I apply this term to trumpets which are rolled into a rounded loop like a military bugle.

They tend to be metallic but made in brass or tin and sometimes plated.

It is one solution to reducing the physical length.

The glass items are friggars not ear trumpets.
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