Object ID 002845
Object Name Francois Marcel Curling Iron
Object Desc Metal curling iron with rubber handles, by Francois Marcel.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003376
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Second Floor Bathroom
Object Date 1904
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords curling iron,hair,Marcel,
Title Francois Marcel Curling Iron
Description Metal curling iron by Francois Marcel. Not electric, would have been heated manually. Shaped similar to scissors with hinge in center. Hinge engraved with "Marceline, Francois Marcel Patent Pending, Bklyn, NY U.S.A.".
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Width is measured across the handles when closed.
Place of Origin
Maker Francois Marcel
Maker Details François Marcel Woelfflé, who later changed his name to François Marcel, was granted U.S. patents for implements for performing the technique: the first, U.S. patent 806386, entitled "Curling-Iron", was published in 1905. Considered the inventor of Marcelling, which is a hair styling technique in which hot curling tongs are used to induce a curl into the hair.
Date JAN 8,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Minor signs of wear, scuffs and scratches. One handle is broken on end.