Claxton ear cap, England, 1925-1945

Made:
1925-1945 in England
maker:
Unknown

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One of three corrective ear cap of pink ribbon, elastic and net in box, patented by Claxton, English, 1925-1945

Worn by babies and young children as they slept, this pink ribbon ear cap was “for correcting and preventing the disfigurement of outstanding ears”. Patented by Claxton, the advertisement promised that the cap would prevent ‘ugly’ ears. Claxton ear caps first appeared in the 1890s.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A654350/1
Materials:
box, cardboard, elastic, net and ribbon
type:
ear cap