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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..."
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
comb
date made
ca 1930
place made
France
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
2006.0098.1719
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1719
subject
Birds
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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