Tortoiseshell effect back comb

Top view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the five teeth and the plain head. Rear view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the smooth underside. Rear view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the smooth underside. Top view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the five teeth and the plain head. Side view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the curve of the head. Side view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the points of the teeth.
Top view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the five teeth and the plain head. Rear view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the smooth underside. Rear view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the smooth underside. Top view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the five teeth and the plain head. Side view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the curve of the head. Side view of an imitation tortoiseshell comb showing the points of the teeth.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005685
Date
1900 - 1910 (circa)

Description

A high back comb made of cellulose nitrate (celluloid) with a brown and yellow streaked patterning to mimic tortoiseshell. The comb has five claw teeth and a simple, solid heading, without embelishment or piercing. It was probably made in Europe c. 1900-1910
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Dimensions
Width
90mm
Height
150mm
Method
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