Blodgett’s Audiphone Auricle 1891 in Tin Box

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A faux tortoise shell celluloid auricle with an attractive organic art nouveau design in its original tin box. On the inside of the lid is a picture of a Victorian woman sporting the aid and below this “To be adjusted behind the ear as shown above. Dr F M Blodgett’s Multi-Audiphone for deafness No 1286 Broadway New York”.

On the base a label completed by hand reads Name: H. H. Moore. Residence: Frewsburg N.Y. Price: 5.00 $ Date: Dec 3rd 1891. The auricle is marked ” Multi-Audiphone Dr F M Blodgett New York Patented April 8 1890 2R ” (the latter denoting the size and side).

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