Hair Grooming

Object Number: 
2002.1.828
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Rubber, cardboard, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
5 x 5 x 2 3/4 in.
Description: 
This white cardboard box has blue printing on the lid and holds two lady's hair combs meant to be worn as accessories. The box reads "The India Rubber Comb Company/ New York" above a drawing of a factory, and below "Sole Manufacturers under/ Goodyear's Patents/ 1849-51". A label on the side lists patent dates up to 1858. Both combs are black, one has white glass beads for decoration.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group