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Hair Comb - Wooden, Japan, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 018206

This comb is of Japanese manufacture, made of brown wood, with a curved back and fine teeth. It was exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition.

The 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition aimed to show international and local 'works of industry and art'. Displays of traditional cultural materials and objects focused on economic and aesthetic value rather than cultural significance. The Official Record for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition lists 'combs, brushes, etc' exhibited by Kiriu-Kosho Kuwaisha (now spelt Kiriu-Kosho Kaisha) and Akiyama, T.' of Tokyo (spelt Tokio) (p 572).
The comb is made of brown wood, with a curved back and fine teeth.
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Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.00 cm (Height), 3.80 cm (Width), 14.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, hair combs, toiletries
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Place & Date Manufactured: Japan, circa 1880

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