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styletragus
brand Franck Valery
based inParis
trademark
made1880
retailerUnknown
earpieceBrass
bodyTextile
hornTextile
horn dia80 mm
length330 mm
weight214 gm
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grilleNone
marksFranck-Valery 25 Boulevard de Capucines Paris
ringNo
adjustableEarpiece rotates, fan opens
conditionGood, some rubbing
acquired2012
seller typeDealer
found inCharleston
countryUSA
value show valueshow value
seller noteA very rare c. 1880 antique ear trumpet concealed within a lady's folding fan. The antique acoustic fan is marked by the maker Franck-Valery Freres, Paris. The antique hearing aid is shown in a Franck-Valery catalogue from the 1880s
commentBeen looking for years, finally picked one personally from mid-west USA dealer
shape cone
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 4
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