Hairpin

Date

1883

GUSN

GUSN-13616

Description

Package of black metal hairpins enclosed in pink paper wrapping.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hairpins
hair accessories
metal
paper (fiber product)
fancy dress
Women's toilet articles
Unidentified Metal
Unidentified Paper
Fancy Dress
HAIRPIN

Inscription

Printed label on paper wrapping: [exterior] ""NONE OTHER ARE GENUINE/ BUT THOSE BEARING THE NAME OF/ THE FIRM IN FULL/ KIRBY, BEARD & CO/ LONDON/ BRIMINGHAM/ PARIS/ REDDITCH/ SUPERIOR/ HAIR/ PINS/ KIRBY BEARD & CO/ TRADEMARK/ 3-1/2/ GOLDMEDAL. AMSTERDAM/ EXHIBITION OF 1883/ MADE IN ENGLAND"" [interior] ""THE/ SCIENTIFIC/ HAIR PIN/ (PATENTED IN AMERICA)/ SOLE MANUFACTURERS/ KIRBY, BEARD & CO, LIMITED/ CURVED TO FIT SHAPE OF HEAD, PRACTICAL IN SHADE & MORE/ COMFORTABLE TO USE THAN ANY OTHER PIN/ FASTENS THE HAIR MORE SECURELY/ & DOES NOT FALL OUT/ SOLD BY/ ALL THE/ LEADING/ NOTION HOUSES/ IN THE/ UNITED STATES.""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Kirby Beard & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.7189.6

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