From the Permanent Collection : A Collection of Stories
Date:
1915
Dimensions:
H-1.5 W-3.6 L-4.9 cm
Made:
Mallock-Armstrong, U.K.
Description:
Inside the cover of the earplug case is the text "Mallock-Armstrong Ear Defender 1915 Pattern. British Invention and Manufacture. Ordinary Sounds and Conversations heard as usual gun-fire & shell bursts rendered harmless to the ears. Can be worn continuously. As supplied to the British Admiralty."

The kit consists of a small metal case, an earplug scraper, a wooden earplug (presumably the second one in the kit was lost) and a curious, three pronged red rubber piece- possibly additional earplugs?
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Military Issue Earplug Kit- Inside DetailMilitary Issue Earplug Kit- Inside Detail
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