Mystery Object number 3

Here is my third mystery object!

It’s about 6 inches high and a little over 2 inches in diameter.

It’s made of pine, turned on a lathe.

The first of its kind was invented by an embarrassed French doctor.

Description and source to follow in next week’s essay

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  1. Nevin says:

    Is it an early stethoscope?

    • Hillary Murtha says:

      Right you are! From ca. 1850, to be precise. More on the history of the stethoscope coming up in this week’s essay.

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