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Object ID 002902

Object Name Leader Water Weaver

Object Desc A box of combs for waving bobbed hair.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002623

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords combs,hair styling,

Title Leader Water Weaver

Description A box containing six combs to add waves to bobbed hair. With damp hair, insert two combs with teeth facing each other near your part. Follow suit with the remaining combs. Let hair dry naturally and remove the combs when completely dry. A hair net may help keep combs in place.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.57

Length 6

Width 1.7

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Combs: The Leader Box: Whitney & Co. Box Mfrs.

Maker Details The combs are probably by a brand called The Leader. The box, however, was manufactured by Whitney & Co. Box Manufacturers. Established in 1857 in Leominster, MA by Mrs. Elvira F. Dodge out of her home. They acquired Dodge Paper Box in 1938 and formed Rand-Whitney which is still in production to this day.

Maker Mark Whitney & Co Box Mfrs Leominster, Mass on tab


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Image Caption CMY2623



Date JAN 24,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box is still readable and is slightly discolored due to some water damage. It was taped prior to this assessment. All six combs are in pristine condition and are inside the box.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin