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Object ID 000356

Object Name Practical Hair Tonic Comb

Object Desc Practical Hair Tonic Comb complete with Box and box lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000331

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords combs,hair care,United Drug Co.,Rexall,tonic,boxes,grooming,

Title Practical Hair Tonic Comb

Description Practical Hair Tonic Comb complete with Box and box lid; Top reads: No. R-66 Practical Hair Tonic Comb A common sense device for applying hair tonic or restoratives to the scalp. United Drug Co. Boston, U.S.A. Sold only at the Rexall Store


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.5

Length 14

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Centimeters/grams

Dimension Details Comb measures: 12 cm length Plunger has a 4 cm diameter Plunger has a 7cm length Comb has a 3.5cm width Comb has a 4.5 cm length

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker United Drug Company

Maker Details Boston, U.S.A.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY331



Date FEB 21,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Christina

Notes This item contains a box that is in poor condition. The box is splitting down the proper left hand side. There is a hole on the proper right hand side . The lid is hilding together, but it shows considerable wear. The bottom poroper reight corner has a very worn label edge. It has been worn off. The comb originally contained 5 teeth, but now has four. It is missing the tooth on the end. The plunger is rubber and has stiffened. It has split in the middle of the plunger and the split goes about halway around the circle. It also contains a vertical split which crosses the horizontal split.