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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?
Stick little end in your ear, point large end at person who is speaking...brass ear trumpet. Antique hearing aid. Value is around $200-250. USD. Here's a few to look at: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=brass++ear+trumpet+-&ei=U...
Found this German made ear trumpet that looks like yours. Made around 1900. Dimensions can be checked to make that determination. http://www.hearingaidmuseum.com/gallery/Non-Electric/EarTrumpets/Lo...
The threaded connector on the small end makes me disagree. However I do appreciate your response.
What does your "threaded connector" look like? a pic would help. I figured the white thing on the end was a protective cap to keep the "in the ear" end sanitary. Guess not.
Sure looks like the one in the link; close to same size too.
Maybe somebody else can figure it out.
It's a horn from an old victrola (early record player).