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A cardboard comb box, of demi-lune shape, deep, with a conforming lid, covered with blue paper, sewn together, its lid bearing a rectangular printed label with an inscription.
paper (fiber product)
string (fiber product)
Printed on the trade label, located on the box top, reads: William B. Swift & Co./ Manufacturers of Every Descriptions of/Plain and Carved Shell Combs,/Wholesale and Retail,/ No.16, Hanover Street,/Boston./William B. Swift,/J. Francis Kimball,/George S.F. Roulstone}/Putnam and Damrell, Printers.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Title Comb Box Accession Number 1991.1636B
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1637
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1638
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1639
8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)