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Celluloid Comb

Celluloid Comb

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Description (Brief)
A celluloid novelty comb in the shape of a penguin. The penguin's head pulls out to reveal a comb made of imitation tortoiseshell. The holder is marked "France" and "Alain Saint..."
This is a celluloid comb in a delightful penguin-shaped case. The “Alain / Saint-Joanis” inscription refers to a French design firm that began in business in 1876.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1930
place made
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 10 cm x 4.2 cm x.5 cm; 3 15/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 3/16 in
overall: 5/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 4 in;.79375 cm x 4.445 cm x 10.16 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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