We are offering a 19th-century walking-stick ear trumpet. It is a provincial piece that was probably done by a tinsmith in state of Pennsylvania. That being said, the quality of the metal work is excellent and compares well with that done in factories. The earpiece is bone. It is in vg overall condition but, as the bottom images reveals, it has lost its ferrule. It can be replaced but probably best left as found. We have seen and sold a number of ear-trumpet walking sticks over the years but this is the first one of American origin we’ve encountered. It come out a Philadelphia collection that was initially assembled a half century ago.
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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974