Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

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Description
The Hearing Aid Division of the Zenith Radio Corporation unveiled its new “Zenith Eyeglass Hearing Aid” in October 1962, describing this 4-transistor model as its “proudest achievement.” The firm donated this example to the Smithsonian. The inscriptions read “Zenith” and “B&L” and “4618”.
Ref: Zenith ad in Vogue (October 19, 1962): 105.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Spectacles
spectacles
hearing aid
Other Terms
Spectacles; Vision Aids
date made
ca 1960
maker
Bausch and Lomb Optical Company
Zenith
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
extended: 4 cm x 13.5 cm x 16 cm; 1 9/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall, folded: 1 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 18.415 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10375
accession number
244008
catalog number
M-10375
Credit Line
Zenith Radio Corporation
subject
Ophthalmology
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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