Comb (unfinished), ox horn, donor C. E. Wigzell, Sydney, Australia, 1874-1884
The objects 7304 to 7314 are pieces of ox-horn illustrating the stages in the manufacture of side combs. Each stage in the process can be seen from the heating and pressing to make the template to the different stages of teeth cutting using a machine. They were donated to the museum in 1884 by Mr C E Wigzell a Sydney hairdresser and form part of the original Technological Museum collection. This is a strip cut out of length of horn.
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