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19th century SPEAKING TRUMPET

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Most commonly referred to as a fireman’s speaking trumpet and clearly most widely used as such, frequently overlooked is good documentation of military use in the Civil War. As 18th century fire captains use speaking trumpets to amplify their voices over the noise and commotion of a fire scene, so did military leaders use the same to shout encouragement and commands over the din of battle. Likely the most well-known military application occurred at the Battle of Mobile Bay when Admiral Farragut issued the now famous order Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! through his speaking trumpet. (see: The Civil War on the Mississippiby Barbara Brooks Tomblin) This attractive working example is free of the decorative embellishment most frequently seem on presentation grade fire trumpets yet, save a period sling ring replacement, remains in pleasing condition with an eye appealing natural age patina with no dents, scrapes or scars. A nice addition to any period firefighting or military grouping. this speaking trumpet measures approximately 17 ¼ inches in length with a 6 ½ inch diameter bell and is offered here as collectors appreciate, unpolished, uncleaned and as found. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!



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