Posted 6 years ago
I recently purchased this late 19th century cabinet card.
It was advertised as a phonograph horn, but I don't believe that is accurate.
It appears to be sitting on a small table or stand, so the size looks to be too small and the interior looks odd for a phonograph horn.
The single bend at the end is more indicative of an ear trumpet (amplifies sounds for those with hearing loss); however, the interior wire/ mesh portion looks more like it is some sort of filter or funnel.
Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
The photograph is typical of the 1890s and was photographed by "Garrison Brothers" of Rifle, Colorado.