Banjo Antique Ear Trumpet by Hawksley

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A late 19th century two draw telescopic brass banjo style ear trumpet signed by Hawksley a London based maker of quality instruments.

These ear trumpets work by reflecting sound from one receiver (the main concave dish) into the receiving tube ¬†which lies in front of the dish and directs the sound towards the earpiece. The trumpet is made of brass which has been finished in black. There is a cartouche on the stem which reads ‘Hawksley 351 Oxford Street London’. The extended trumpet measured 42 cm.

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