The comb: Its history and development

MoDiP Library reference book
MoDiP Library reference book
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2007

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Cruse, J. (2007) The comb: Its history and development. London: Robert Hale Limited. This book covers the following: 1. History - The development of the comb - From pre-history to 1066 - The medieval period to the Renaissance - The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - The nineteenth and twentieth centuries - 2. Combs and pins for grooming and dressing - Grooming combs - Wire hairpins - Comb-cleaning devises - Hair-drying forks - Hot combs - 3. Combs from other cultures - North American Indian - Eskimo - South American and Mexico - Sub-Saharan Africa - Middle East and North Africa - India - Sri Lanka - South-East Asia - The Orient - Oceania - 4. Combs for special purposes - Liturgical combs - Military and Seaman’s combs - Combs as love tokens - Jamaican cased combs - Cache-peignes - American-Indian cased combs - Combs for domestic animals and other purposes - 5. Combs in unusual places - The practical comb - the comb as a symbol of vanity - The comb as a love token - The Herculean comb - Organ-pipe combs - The comb as a hallmark - Cawston Tombstones - The illusory comb - Textiles - 6. The craft of combmaking - Craftsmanship - The combmaker’s Workshop - Tools and machines - Combmaking areas in Europe - The dot-and-circle motif - 7. The business of combs - Marketing and advertising - Trademarks, logos and hallmarks - The guild of combmakers - 8. Materials - Bone and antler - Hoof and other derivatives - Horn - Ivory - Plastics - Tortoiseshell - Wood - Other Materials and Embellishments - 9. Aids for the collector - Identified and testing - Conservation - Fakes and Forgeries - On collecting combs - Resources for Comb collectors
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