Antique German Tin Ear Trumpet

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A 19th century German ear trumpet made from tin and finished in black paint.

The body is a truncated oval shaped coned inside which as another inverted oval cone reflects sound waves toward the stem. The ear piece made from tin and solder. There is a small ring at the junction of the stem and body which would have been threaded with cord or ribbon to be worn around the neck.

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