SOLD: These Little Tattler headphones are beautiful examples of early audio, but their days of transmitting sound are long gone. At just shy of 100 year old “antique” status, I was pleased to give them a new purpose by mounting them on reclaimed wood and adding hooks. Use them to hang your favorite ‘working’ headphones; near the front door to catch keys; in the kitchen or powder room for hand towels; in your dressing room for jewelry; or perhaps in your studio or office. (These are not the type of hooks that would accommodate heavy coats.)
These little lovelies were made in the 1920s by Marinette Electric Corp. of Marinette, WI, and an ad in the June 1924 edition of Popular Mechanics (page 164) featured them for sale at $4.00. These listed boast the original canvas covered headband, metal bow, and bakelite earpads, as well as a well-worn cloth covered cord. Other than cleaning, the headphones are presented “as found” with the exception of the cord that I have shortened in order to include the unique and interesting small original jacks.
This is the perfect gift for DJs, audio engineers, musicians or history buffs!
The mounting board is backed by felt and 2 sawtooth hangers have been attached. The entire piece measures 10″ wide by 12″ high from the top of the wood to the bottom of the hooks.