Rubber, cardboard, metal, glass
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.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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