Electric comb, around 1925

Made:
c.1925 in United Kingdom

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Electric comb in original box by White's.
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Electric comb in original box by White's.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electric comb in original box by White's.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electric comb in original box by White's.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electric comb with original box and instructions. Made in 1920s by White’s Manufacturing Co.

Ready to spark some life into your hair? Some manufacturers made bold claims about the power of their appliances. This 1920s electric comb was described as ‘miracle’ device. It allegedly thickened hair, cured baldness and soothed aches and pains. Despite the maker’s claims, the electric comb did none of these things.

Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
Y1988.266
type:
electric comb

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