A 19th century faux tortoise shell celluloid auricle in its original box. The oval shaped carton reads: ” Multi-Audiphone deafness overcome price $5. Dr F M Blodgett No 1286 Broadway New York City “.
On the back of the box is a receipt for the auricle to Mrs B Dagget of Bristol dated Feb 27 1892. The auricle has an attractive organic art nouveau design and is marked ” Multi-Audiphone Dr F M Blodgett New York Patented April 8 1890 2L ” (the latter denoting the size and side).