Rare French Silver Plated Auricles 1860s

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A delightful pair of miniature silver plated French auricles dating to the 1860s. Most unusual in that they come in two sections which are secured with a small screw and which allow rotation of the ear piece to fit the user.

In fine condition noting mild denaturing of the original rubber ear pieces. A similar set by Rein (although not the same design) are shown in Bennion’s book ‘Antique Hearing Devices’. These hand made trumpets are probably unique. The case is not original.

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