Bonnet brush

Description (Brief)
This unusual brush, called a bonnet brush, has natural bristles set into a cream celluloid base with a long handle. It's marked "Solid French Ivory."
French Ivory was a trade name of the J. B. Ash Co. of Rockford, Ill.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bonnet brush
date made
ca 1910
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle material)
boar bristles (brush material)
overall: 16.9 cm x 7 cm x 3 cm; 6 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in
overall: 1 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 8.89 cm x 17.145 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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