Object ID 003970
Object Name Waldor Clip Combs Comb Set
Object Desc A set of six clip combs on a cardboard display.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003960a-j
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Barber Shop Exhibit
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End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords combs,Waldor Clip Combs,hair care,displays,
Title Waldor Clip Combs Comb Set
Description A set of six Waldor Clip Combs. The cardboard display reads "Waldor Comb Clips with the guaranteed Stay-On Clip". "Waldor Products Made in U.S.A. Jersey City 3, N.J."
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Dimension Details Item measured with display assembled
Place of Origin
Maker Waldor Products
Maker Details Waldor Products sells promotional products with advertising on them. Waldor Products has always been a family operation: the company was founded in 1946 by Walter and Dorothy Spiegel (thus the name "Waldor" which contains the first three letters of each of their names!). They had just married and Walter was only recently out of the military following his tour of duty in WWII. In 1969 they were joined by their son, Stephen, who had just finished college and military commitment and who is currently the President.
Date FEB 12,2016
Assessor Luke Frommelt
Notes The combs are dirty and scratched. The cardboard display is torn into several pieces. The colors are faded, and there are several stains. There are spaces for six more combs, and the cardboard is indented from where the clips had been, but these combs are missing.
Date FEB 24,2016
Notes Object was repaired with mending tissue so that cardboard was one piece instead of several.