Combmaker's grail

Details
Object number
WCHL : 224

Description

A combmaker's hand file or grail for pointing the teeth of combs. The triangular profile file is set into a wooden handle which is marked 'J. Holme'. This type of file was in use until the early 1800s before combs were machine cut. This item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Inscriptions

stamped: "J. HOLME" (on handle)
Dimensions
Length
330mm
Diameter
30mm
Method
Material
wood
metal
steel
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