Artificial Larynx


M. Harvey Crockett (1917-2014) was a World War II Army veteran from Maine, who was skilled in radio, TV and electronic repair. In 1962, working with the Rev. Herman Ebert, he devised a transistorized amplifier for esophageal speech. This is that device. It is based on a schematic published in IAL (International Association of Laryngectomees).

Date Made: c. 1964

Maker: Ebert, HermanCrocket, Harvey

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine


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Credit Line: Gift of James C. Shanks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0959.08Catalog Number: 1986.0959.08Accession Number: 1986.0959

Object Name: Speech Amplifier

Measurements: overall: 16.5 cm x 11 cm x 6.5 cm; 6 1/2 in x 4 11/32 in x 2 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1001243

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