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Audiotone "B 215" Eye Glass/ Hearing Aid w/ ear-piece

 Artifact — item: TC1982-078-021
Identifier: 1982-78-021

Content Description

This item is overall similar in appearance, though perhaps bulkier, to the spectacles worn in the mid-20th century--a pair of bifocal glass lenses are held in place by heavy brown plastic rims. The nose pads are continuous with the frames. The curving arms sweep back, each from an articulated hinge joint. The left presumably contains the microphone, while the right has a protrusive on-off switch, volume dial, and translucent plastic ear-piece. The latter actually hangs down from a receptacle through which the sound may pass; its shape is amorphous, customized to the contours of the auditory canal. Disk-shaped batteries [absent] are placed within a foldable compartment at the tip of either arm. The manufacturer's name and location, the model number, and the following are all inscribed upon the inner-side: Custom Fitted / MR. M.A. THACKER. When fully folded, the instrument is approximately 2"x 6"x 1".

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  • Creation: Between 1955 and 1965



0 Cubic Feet (Dimensions: 7cm x 19cm x 5cm)