Item VC703-B09-i703031 - Burkhardt-Merian's tragus-like trumpet, 19th century

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VC703-B09-i703031

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Burkhardt-Merian's tragus-like trumpet, 19th century

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19.5 in. long. (50 cm.). Rubber tube is 9.25" long. Opening is 2.5" diameter

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Black metal and rubber Tragus-like trumpet device composed of two parts. Part 1 is a metal trumpet devised to adapt the principle of the elongated auricle as found in various animals, whereby the tragus is turned to the source of the sound. This section, moves for adjustment, is a curved metal piece, 2 inches wide, with half of the mouthpiece/receptor open. There are two rings soldered to the base of the mouthpiece to allow the user to wear the device around the neck and tiny holes along the surface. At the base of the receptor there is a metal attachment that swivels and allows the user to place the device on a flat surface. Part 2 is a rubber section, 9 inches long, that leads to the earpiece which is missing.

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Tray 2

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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1984.001.0031

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VC703031

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