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Gary Smyth
>Dale got it right. A hand cut hair comb. Up until 1967 Harry Davis Company was one of the last makers of wood, ivory, bone, hoof, antler, horn, abalone, tortoise shell combs in the U.S. out of Philly, PA and Providence, RI. Bamboo was also used. These combs were not always combing combs but also tiara, mantilla, barette combs also. Handcut combs are highly prized in Japan even today. The Chinese still exercise the art see: http://www.chinacomb.com/eindex.htm

Source: Tools and Trade of America’s Past, Marilyn Arbor, Mercer museum,p56

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