A small ear trumpet which divides into two parts and can be assembled used for either the left or the right ear. It is designed to be held in the pocket and concealed in the hand.
The paint under the join suggests that his would originally have been black but the exterior has been taken down to its original brass base metal. The inside retains its original black japanned finish. The gutta percha ear piece is fixed in place.
- From the Phisick collection