Antique Ivory & Wood Monaural Stethoscope

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An attractive English antique monaural stethoscope dating to the late 19th century which divides into two pieces to facilitate storage and transport.

The stem is made from fruitwood, the joint and ear piece are made from turned ivory. Both have a rich mellow patina and the ivory shows the lines of Retzius which are characteristic of elephant ivory. The ear pieces is signed J B M Evans who would have been the owner, rather than the maker of the stethoscope.

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