The Humanaphone was a metal "all british" nose flute. The name must not be mixed up neither with Humanatone, nor with Humanophone, which was a « human organ » invented by Georges Ives, in which each person was commanded to sing only the same single note.
I don't know which year the Humanaphone was issued by, but it features as a novelty in the 1925 Keith Prowse & Co. catalog, London.
The Humanaphone was a tin nose flute, but it appears that there was also a celluloid version, more « hygienic », as it appears in the 1930 Jedson & Mastertone Musical catalog.
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