Hair Comb - Dark Brown, Bakelite, post 1907-mid 20th century Archaeology Reg. No: HA 369

Brown bakelite hair comb with teeth missing. Bakelite was the first totally synthetic plastic and was first manufactured in 1907.
One spine and teeth of a dark brown plastic (bakelite) comb. Manufactured after 1907.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants, 2009
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical

More information

Tagged with: world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, hair combs
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: Hygiene
Specific Activity: Hair
Trench Unit Number: I16
Manufacturer: 1907-c 1958
References: Miller et al 2000: 16; Katz 1994: 3
  1. [Article - Journal] Miller, George L., et al. Telling Time for Archaeologists. Newsletter of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. 29: 1-22., 2000, 16 Pages
  2. [Book], Sylvia Katz, Early Plastics, Shire Publications Ltd, Buckinghamshire, 1994, 1994, 3 Pages

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