Lucia Sextette through conch shell horn

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Lucia Sextette through conch shell horn

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This is so much fun!
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Wonderful. What's next? The Pearl Fishers Duet?

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............or perhaps Conchita Supervia.....?

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John,
What's the story on this conch horn? Where did it come from? Was it commercially made as an actual aftermarket option? Are there others like it out there? I've seen a Shell-O-Phone before, but never an outside horn for a horn machine... :?

How about posting close up pics of the horn itself from the front and rear?
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Apparently Popular Mechanics in 1919 suggested using conch shells as phonograph horns...
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