Long conical section ends at a Brass joint - appear to fix onto something with a screw thread - may be a further pipe or hose as the inner is shaped to go inside and when screwed tight possibly air or water tight ?
his Georgian silver gilt Ear trumpet was used by King George l V and was first sold at Osborne House after the death of Queen Victoria. had an antique silver collection of which this item was a part.
Nostalgie Deko Horrohr aus vernickelten Metall 13 cm lang , 7,5 cm Trichterdurchmesser mit Holzabschluss. Antikisiert-das bedeutet Beulen, leichte Beschädigungen, stellenweise Patina, unregelmäßigkeiten an den L�'tnähten und Gebrauchsspuren sind gewollt und sollen den Antikcharakter verstärken.
I am sure this hole would originally have been plugged with a small disc of horn. Marked on base...photo....'Florentine China Made in England'. I wrote to the seller who kindly agreed to post my question: please can you consider that this might be a broken phonograph horn ??
The result is a strengthening of loudness to the eardrum and thus better hearing for people who have a hearing impairment. Although the ear trumpet amplifies noise, but is clearly offered only as a decoration suitable Rare ear trumpet made of sheet copper. At the edge are smaller dents - see photo, otherwise a functional piece collection in altersentsprechendem, good condition. Antique-which means bumps, minor damage, sometimes patina, irregularities on the solder seams and traces are desired and to enhance the antique character.
H: ca.16, 3cm, diameter / Funnel: about 7, 5cm NBAmongst collectors it is accepted that ear trumpets are almost exclusively not straight. Although the stethoscope amplifies noise, but is clearly offered only as a decoration suitable Funnel diameter 70mm. Antique-the mean bumps, minor damage, sometimes patina, irregularities on the solder seams and races are desired and to enhance the antique character.
If this is was made as a trumpet then it is fairly unusual. Although the stethoscope amplifies noise, but is clearly offered only as a decoration suitable I don't know what it is, but it looks like an old ear horn piece??
Maybe it is home made and the source couldn't find a way to bend it. I don't see any markings except the number 3 stamped into the metal..you zoom over the 1st pic you can see it.