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15th Mar '16 1:35:52 PM margdean56
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* Used for a noticeable gag in the italian comic ''Alan Ford'': during a bank robbery, one of the [[ItMakesSenseInContext ghost robbers]] tries to intimidate a seemingly deaf old man with a ear trumpet, who can't hear what's he's saying. Then the ghost just [[AmusingInjuries shoot a bullet down the trumpet]], causing it to exit from the old man's other ear, much to his shock.
* In ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', Eric Wimp ate an old Banana and became an older version of ComicStrip/{{Bananaman}} who used an ear trumpet to attempt to hear a cry for help.

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* Used for a noticeable gag in the italian comic ''Alan Ford'': during a bank robbery, one of the [[ItMakesSenseInContext ghost robbers]] tries to intimidate a seemingly deaf old man with a an ear trumpet, who can't hear what's he's saying. Then the ghost just [[AmusingInjuries shoot shoots a bullet down the trumpet]], causing it to exit from the old man's other ear, much to his shock.
* In ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', Eric Wimp ate an old Banana banana and became an older version of ComicStrip/{{Bananaman}} who used an ear trumpet to attempt to hear a cry for help.
21st Dec '15 11:43:06 AM WillBGood
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* A comparatively recent use of an ear trumpet (early 1970s!) shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)

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* A comparatively recent At least one was in use of an ear trumpet (early 1970s!) shows in TheSeventies (!!), showing up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)
19th Dec '15 1:51:26 PM WillBGood
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* A comparatively recent use of an ear trumpet shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)

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* A comparatively recent use of an ear trumpet (early 1970s!) shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)
19th Dec '15 1:46:45 PM WillBGood
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* A comparatively recent use of an ear trumpet shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)
31st Oct '15 4:36:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheBeano'', Eric Wimp ate an old Banana and became an older version of ComicStrip/{{Bananaman}} who used an ear trumpet to attempt to hear a cry for help.

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* In ''TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', Eric Wimp ate an old Banana and became an older version of ComicStrip/{{Bananaman}} who used an ear trumpet to attempt to hear a cry for help.
12th Oct '15 2:26:32 PM AgProv
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* In the 1920's and 1930's, as aircraft grew larger and governments began to panic over the possibility of serious aerial bombing by bomber fleets, some truly heroic ear trumpets were built in fixed turret mountings along the south coast of England. The intention was that these could be angled towards France and listeners would strain their ears for the first magnified signs that a bomber fleet was on the way. (so as to get fighter interceptors up in the air). Whilst the technology worked as well as could be expected, the listener stations diminished in importance as radar was developed and did the job much more efficiently. But in an attempt to keep the radar secret from Germany, the listening stations and their massive ear trumpets were maintained and kept staffed, with the RAF's success in intercepting German raids officially credited to them and to the Royal Observer Corps who manned them.

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* In the 1920's and 1930's, as aircraft grew larger and governments began to panic over the possibility of serious aerial bombing by bomber fleets, [[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2122/2244136934_d404cae3d1_o.jpg some truly heroic ear trumpets trumpets]] were built in fixed turret mountings along the south coast of England. The intention was that these could be angled towards France and listeners would strain their ears for the first magnified signs that a bomber fleet was on the way. (so as to get fighter interceptors up in the air). Whilst the technology worked as well as could be expected, the listener stations diminished in importance as radar was developed and did the job much more efficiently. But in an attempt to keep the radar secret from Germany, the listening stations and their massive ear trumpets were maintained and kept staffed, with the RAF's success in intercepting German raids officially credited to them and to the Royal Observer Corps who manned them.them.

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12th Oct '15 2:24:08 PM AgProv
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* In the 1920's and 1930's, as aircraft grew larger and governments began to panic over the possibility of serious aerial bombing by bomber fleets, some truly heroic ear trumpets were built in fixed turret mountings along the south coast of England. The intention was that these could be angled towards France and listeners would strain their ears for the first magnified signs that a bomber fleet was on the way. (so as to get fighter interceptors up in the air). Whilst the technology worked as well as could be expected, the listener stations diminished in importance as radar was developed and did the job much more efficiently. But in an attempt to keep the radar secret from Germany, the listening stations and their massive ear trumpets were maintained and kept staffed, with the RAF's success in intercepting German raids officially credited to them and to the Royal Observer Corps who manned them.
3rd Oct '15 4:19:35 PM StFan
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Jommeke}}'': Both Baron Huppelvoet and the eldest nun of the "Begijntjes" have one.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Jommeke}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Both Baron Huppelvoet and the eldest nun of the "Begijntjes" have one.
25th Aug '15 11:51:21 AM laur2d2
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* Fozzie Bear uses one in a throwaway gag at the end of ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', shaking a present Scrooge gives him.

5th Jul '15 2:28:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* An old friend of Benjamin (and Gabriel's future father-in-law) in ''ThePatriot'' has this; he lost his leg and most of his hearing in the French and Indian War. He sometimes uses it to mess with Gabriel by pretending he cannot hear him properly.
* Creator/{{Gilbert|AndSullivan}}'s sickly mother uses one in ''TopsyTurvy''.

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* An old friend of Benjamin (and Gabriel's future father-in-law) in ''ThePatriot'' ''Film/ThePatriot'' has this; he lost his leg and most of his hearing in the French and Indian War. He sometimes uses it to mess with Gabriel by pretending he cannot hear him properly.
* Creator/{{Gilbert|AndSullivan}}'s sickly mother uses one in ''TopsyTurvy''.''Film/TopsyTurvy''.
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