Ear trumpet and walking stick combined

Made:
1875-1885 in London
maker:
Hawksley and Sons Limited
Ear trumpet and walking stick combined.
      Full view, graen background. Ear trumpet and walking stick combined.
      Detail view of trumpet section, green background.

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Ear trumpet and walking stick combined. Full view, graen background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Ear trumpet and walking stick combined. Detail view of trumpet section, green background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Ear trumpet and walking stick combined

A hearing trumpet is incorporated at the handle of this walking cane. This acts as an amplifier to direct the sound to the ear through a reversible earpiece worn in the ear. The walking stick could be rested on the shoulder of the user with the earpiece positioned in the ear. Other hearing devices designed for concealment were found in umbrellas, fans, chairs, table pieces, wigs and beards.

Details

Category:
Audiology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A31036
Materials:
bamboo cane, brass, complete and paint
type:
walking stick
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • aural aid