Blocking Sound: Mallock-Armstrong Ear Defenders and a Pair of Antiphones

Blocking Sound: Mallock-Armstrong Ear Defenders and a Pair of Antiphones

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Blocking Sound: Mallock-Armstrong Ear Defenders and pair of Antiphones

Circa

1900-1920

Categories: Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids

Description

  A cased pair of Mallock-Armstrong Ear Defenders. These were widely used during WWI to protect against the deafening sound of gun fire and explosions. The purpose of little hooked rod was to remove accumulated ear wax. Length of case: 5 cm. Thanks to Laurie Slater for the Defenders advertisement. $125.00  

A pair of “Antiphones”. These sound blockers were used in a medical setting rather than to block sound in an industrial, transportation, or domestic setting. Likely German in origin and first-quarter of 20th century in date. SOLD

 

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US M and R Gordon

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 718-623-6777