Pocket Comb and case

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1874

GUSN

GUSN-103094

Description

Black vulcanite pocket comb with large teeth on left side and smaller teeth on right. "Mauchline Ware" wooden case printed with an image of The Flume at Franconia Notch, NH.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sycamore (wood)
Comb

Label

According to the donor, her family purchased this comb and case during a vacation in New Hampshire's White Mountains in 1874. Several small Scottish towns, including Mauchline, specialized in making tourist trinkets printed with images of popular destinations all over the world.

Inscription

"THE FLUME, FRANCONIA NOTCH, N.H." (Etched)

Additional Identification Number

2601

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Scotland, U.K.

Dimensions

1 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Hannah May Burrough

Accession Number

1929.1491ab

Places

Strathclyde (Scotland, United Kingdom) [former administrative division]

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