Flower auricle or Aurolese phone, ca. 1802

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Flower auricle or Aurolese phone, ca. 1802



Receptor is 2 in. diameter, 1-7/8" deep

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One aurolese phone floral receptor. The trumpet is shaped like a flower with a fluted funnel leading to the tube which is inserted in the ear canal. The flower is painted white with yellow tipped stamens inside the flower. The earpiece is painted a light green to resemble a stem. The flower is held in place with a head band. At the other end of the headband is a flat piece.

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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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