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    Posted 6 years ago

    NebraskaMark
    (1 item)

    This item is made of brass. The bell end measures 13" x 9 7/8". Height when standing on bell is 15". Length is about 17". The connector on the small end has a type of "quick connect" set-up. It looks like it would fully engage with mating part with 1/4 turn. I'm thinking maybe some kind of industrial hopper? Any help would be appreciated.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Early ear trumpet/hearing aid.
    2. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Dang it !!! Was going to say hearing aid about 45 minutes ago ...
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      This was like the one used on the remake of "Wild Wild West" movie......one of Dr. Lovelace's cohorts villain...lol
    4. NebraskaMark, 6 years ago
      I've added two more pics. Most of the phonograph horns I've seen are round, and fairly ornate. So I tend to think this is something different. Why would there be a connector fitting for an ear trumpet? That's why I don't think that's the answer either. I do want to thank everyone for their comments however.
    5. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      What ????
    6. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 6 years ago
      I have the same horn painted black. Not all phonograph horns were visible, later model horns were inside of the phonograph, far from ornate. This is not an ear trumpet, too heavy and does not point in the right directions for speaker/listener!
    7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      No doubts it's "NOT" an ear trumpet, just trying to stir the pot....Like Rustfarm stated...internal speaker trumpet for later model static player
    8. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Sorry can't hear you ... What ????
    9. ClothoMoirai, 6 years ago
      I agree with Rustfarm; while the classic photos show the horn in the air above the player, like in the RCA "his master's voice" dog logo, a lot had it concealed in a cabinet below the turn table. I found one on Etsy that looks very similar: http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/Okwz7LNPLxsbw2afwsA1Vg.jpg That one has the tone arm, diaphragm, and needle holder assembly attached, one of the photos shows a locking collar similar to on yours. The assembly attached to the end of the bell in my link was probably a mechanism for adjusting slats that would cover the opening.

      That said, my first, rather flippant thought was "top end of the kettle from a moonshine still."

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