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Package of Hairpins

1939.651 (RS7742)

Description

Package of laminated steel hairpins wrapped in pink paper printed with the official seal of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the company trademark for Kirby, Beard & Co.. One pin secures paper.

Details

Maker
Kirby, Beard & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1851
Inscriptions
"NONE OTHER ARE GENUINE / BUT THOSE BEARING THE FULL NAME OF / THE FIRM IN FULL, / KIRBY, BEARD & Co."
"KIRBY, BEARD & Co. / TRADEMARK / HAIR PINS / SUPERIOR / EXTRA FINISH / 4 / LONDON / AND / BIRMINGHAM" (Printed)
Location of origin
London and Birmingham, England
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
hair accessories
HAIRPIN
Dimensions
4 3/8 in x 3/4 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.651
Credit Line
Gift of Charles A. and E. Sohier Welch
GUSN
103117
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