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Comb - Orange Plastic, circa 1915-circa mid-20th century Reg. No: HA 58
- The first synthetic plastic was bakelite, invented in 1907. Pryalin plastic was used to manufacture toothbrushes, combs, pens, baby toys and kitchen gadgets from circa 1915.
- One fragment of an orange-coloured plastic comb. Manufactured after circa 1915.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants, 2009
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Tagged with:||world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, hair, hair combs|
|Themes this item is part of:||World Heritage, World Futures, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||H11/3/4/003|
|Manufacturer:||c 1915-c 1958|
|References:||Miller et al 2000: 16; Katz 1994: 3|
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