It is a megaphone. No idea on origin. NH
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Yes - a megaphone. AKA speaking trumpet, bullhorn or loud hailer. Developed at the end of the 17th century for addressing crowds without amplification. NH
Thank you both. I am wondering the origin still though. If not military maybe Boy scout? It just has the look to be something like that.
I should have described it better from the beginning. It has a metal, aluminum I believe, mouthpiece. The rest is a thick paper, quite firm, with metal rivets.
Looks to be home-made judging by the quality of manufacture!
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Summat similar here:
Mc Pheeters Antique Militaria
Nearly $200....Ay Caramba!!! as they say in Norway.
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Nice catch Big Ned! But lacking any markings I would have to say this is not military or Boy Scout issue. However, it may very well be an early 20th Century item - perhaps used by a sports team. NH
Very crude and nonprofessional looking in manufacture. This could even be from a school cheerleader or who knows. Interesting, but doubtful it's military, due to it's lack of any markings at all and it's sloppy construction.
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