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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Although the battery was invented in 1800, the battery-powered hearing aid was not available, and this ear trumpet, or horn, was the choice for people whose hearing was failing. This example was probably given to Lucy Andrews of Deerfield, Massachusetts, by Mary Allen of that town. Miss Allen began using a battery-operated amplification system for her deafness sometime in the 1920s and passed this on to her neighbor.


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Ear trumpet

date   c. 1902
location   Unknown
length   43.25"
process/materials   cloth, hard rubber
item type   Tools/Sound Communication Tools and Equipment
accession #   #2000.21

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Mary Electa Allen (1858-1941)

"Andrews Family"

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