Tortoiseshell back comb

Top view of a back comb showing the curved tines. Side view of a back comb showing the curved tines. Side view of a back comb showing the curved body. Top view of a back comb showing the curved tines. Underside view of a back comb showing the smooth surface. Underside view of a back comb showing the smooth surface. Top view of a back comb showing the smooth surface.
Top view of a back comb showing the curved tines. Side view of a back comb showing the curved tines. Side view of a back comb showing the curved body. Top view of a back comb showing the curved tines. Underside view of a back comb showing the smooth surface. Underside view of a back comb showing the smooth surface. Top view of a back comb showing the smooth surface.
Details
Object number
WCHL : 55
Country
Date
1800 - 1899 (circa)

Description

An English back comb made from tortoiseshell in the 19th century. Exhibited at the Worthing Museum in 1973. This natural plastic item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Dimensions
Width
91mm
Height
175mm
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