Vulcanite comb in case

Description

A black coloured, ladies vulcanite pocket comb and accompanying fabric covered case with inset mirror. Compression moulded and dating to the mid 19th-early 20th century, 'Best Vulcanite' is stamped on the raised rib of the comb head. Machine cut, two combs would be produced simultaneously, one cut from the spaces of the teeth of the other.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "Best Vulcanite" (on side of comb)

Object number

AIBDC : 009174

Date

1865 - 1939 (circa)

Country

Material

plastic (natural)
vulcanite comb
hard rubber
textile case covering
glass mirror
metal case edging
Dimensions
Width
35mm
Depth
5mm
Length
125mm

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