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Zenith 'Royal "M"' Hearing Aid w/ case

 Artifact — item: TC1982-078-007
Identifier: 1982-78-7

Content Description

This portable mono-pack, or body-type, hearing aid makes use of vacuum tubes for amplification. The device is composed of thin gold-colored metals and dark plastics, overall roughly rectangular--2 1/8"x 1 3/4"x 3/4". The manufacturer's name is inscribed upon the face. The combination volume control/on-off dial, and tone selector are both located along the artifact's sides, adjacent to their inscribed labels: VOLUME / TONE. The microphone itself is recessed into a rectangular depression, looped by the garment clip, and covered with a perforated plate and an embossed manufacturer's logo--a crowned coat-of-arms. The back is inscribed: Zenith / ROYAL -M- / the royalty of hearing. The single battery [absent] may be accessed through a hinged compartment on this side. A twisting, thinly insulated cord runs from a receptacle, at the top, to an air-conduction receiver ear-piece outfitted with a translucent plastic tip. A hinged lid bisects the faux-leather case. The interior is outfitted with brown satin and dark brown felt; the tray is indented, allowing the instrument to fit snugly in place. The box is overall rectangular with rounded corners- 1 1/4"x 3"x 3 3/8".

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  • Creation: Circa 1954



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