Hoof nit comb

Details
Object number
WCHL : 58
Country
Date
1800 - 1899

Description

A double sided dust or nit comb made from hoof. English, 19th century. Commonly referred to as 'German Shell' in the comb trade, hoofs were subjected to 300 tons of pressure to produce small, semi-transparent plates from which combs could be cut. This natural plastic item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Dimensions
Width
76mm
Height
46mm
Depth
3mm
Colour Note
transparent