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style banjo
brand Unknown
based in
trademark
made 1892
retailer Unknown
earpiece Vulcanite
body Brass
horn Brass
horn dia 60 mm
length 215 mm
weight 48 gm
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grille None
marks DRGM
ring No
adjustable earpiece rotates
condition OK
acquired 2016
seller type Dealer
found in Hastings
country England
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seller note ANTIQUE FRENCH ? 'BANJO' TYPE FOLDING BRASS HEARING AID TRUMPET, 'D.R.G.M'
LATE 19th CENTURY FRENCH ? HAND HELD BRASS HEARING AID...SOMETIMES KNOWN AS THE BANJO TYPE.., c 1900.
A GOOD EARLY TELESCOPIC EXAMPLE WITH TWO LITTLE AGE DINGS.WITH ITS UNDAMAGED EBONITE/VULCANITE EAR-PIECE.THE CENTRE TUBE WITH THE INITIALS D.R.G.M.PROBABLY THE MAKER ?THE DOME RING MOUTH-PIECE MEASURING 2in1/2 IN DIAMETER APPROX.CLOSED 6in LONG.FULLY OPENED 8in1/2 LONG.IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.FREE FROM ANY REPAIRS.
comment This small banjo is GERMAN not French and the marking makes it different to everyone I have.
DRGM defines it as between 1891 and 1952.
shape flat dome
boxed no
gwrok yes
bay 4
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