Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
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Conversation Tubes

Oval-shaped Bell Conversation Tube

This unusual conversation tube has no maker's markings or date information on it. Both the earpiece and bell are made of imitation reddish translucent tortoise-shell.

It was probably made somewhere around 1900.

 

 

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The overall length of this conversation tube including earpiece and bell is 43".

The tube is covered in woven brown (almost coppery-colored) fabric.


 

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Close-up of the unusual oval-shaped imitation tortoise-shell bell. The bell is 3⅛" long.


 

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View looking into the end of the oval-shaped bell showing the beautiful colors of the imitation tortoise-shell when seen against the light. The mouth of the bell measured 2¾" by 1".


 

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Close-up of the imitation tortoise-shell earpiece. The earpiece is about 5½" long. The right-angled portion is about 1½".


 

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Close-up of the tip of the earpiece. The tip (½" long) screws off (as shown) for cleaning/replacement.

 


 

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