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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Barber Shop Exhibit
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
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
Place of Origin
Maker United Drug Company
Maker Details Boston, U.S.A.
Date FEB 21,2013
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.