Siemens 1924 Hearing Aid In Charlie Chaplin Time Traveler Clip?
After the recent “discovery” of a mystery object in the 1928 Chaplin film ‘The Circus’, millions of people were left to speculate the origin of the object that appears to resemble a cell phone.
In the film clip, a woman is walking around in the background of the film scene, talking and appears to be cupping an object to the side of her face, much like the manner in which people hold modern day cell phones when they speak.
The footage was pointed out by an Irish film maker in a video that almost instantly went viral and left people wondering the origin of both the woman and the object, some speculating that the woman was possibly a time traveler.
Others speculated that the object may have been an early hearing aid or amplifier, such as the Siemens 1924 hearing aid device.
The then revolutionary hearing aids were pocket sized and featured an attached listening device that rested in the ear where users would have had to cup their hands to their heads in order to hold or re-adjust the small listening piece.