ear trumpets

tragus #102

style tragus
brand Franck Valery
based in Paris
trademark
made 1886
retailer Unknown
earpiece Brass
body Textile
horn Textile
horn dia 80 mm
length 330 mm
weight 214 gm
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grille None
marks Franck-Valery 25 Boulevard de Capucines Paris
ring No
adjustable Earpiece rotates, fan opens
condition Good, some rubbing
acquired 2012
seller type Dealer
found in Charleston
country USA
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seller note A very rare c. 1880 antique ear trumpet concealed within a lady's folding fan. The antique acoustic fan is marked by the maker Franck-Valery Freres, Paris. The antique hearing aid is shown in a Franck-Valery catalogue from the 1880s
comment Been looking for years, finally picked one personally from mid-west USA dealer
shape cone
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 4
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