Punch,  34 (1858), 170.

The Patent Ear Protector and Anti Organ Nuisance



Announcement, Spoof


Invention, Technology, Sound, Music, Health

    Describes an invention for protecting the ear against 'the intolerable irritation and distraction occasioned by the Italian organ-grinders'. This consists of a u-shaped piece of wood to which is attached two adjustable screws that fit inside the ear. Suggests likely customers for this invention and an alternative strategy against the street musicians—a noisy dog whose howl overpowers the music.

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