A superb large silver plated ear trumpet with connecting silk wound metal tube and horn ear piece dating to the mid 19th century. The trumpet is ornately engraved and at the base of the trumpet and also the connecting tube is inscribed ‘F C Rein and Son patentees sole inventors and only makers 108 Strand London’.
The silver plated tube disconnects from the trumpet by rotating and pulling. An ear trumpet of this size would have rested on a table top and been lifted to point to the speaker using the finger ring and connecting tube as a handle. A fine centrepiece to any table, or to any collection of antique ear trumpets.