General thread for the ST VI version of the communications ear receiver…
Here’s one that went up for sale through Profiles:
Seemingly bought by the YourProps user Shanco:
Here’s a resin / stunt version:
“A Starfleet communications bridge console ear piece like those used by “Commander Uhura” (Nichelle Nichols) in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The item is lightweight molded resin, believed to be hollow, painted metallic silver, with a rotating ear piece made from clear plastic that does fit into the wearer’s right ear. A black faux button is present on the outside of the pivot and a molded inscription can be made out on the side of the pivot reading ‘STANTON’. The pivot allows the item to be worn up or down. The earpiece measures approx. 2.75 X 1.5 X 1 inch. This item is believed to have been presented in the Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country DVD set featurette titled ‘Penny’s Toy Box’.”
The silver painted piece between the machined aluminum and the hearing aid ear insert appears to be the speaker from a vintage hearing aid (or a casting of the same).
There is a picture out there somewhere showing another metal copy of this with an acrylic disc in between the two central fins - the switch on the end was meant to illuminate a red LED that would shine through the acrylic, but it wasn’t used on Uhura’s.