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Hairdresser's Singer

From the Collection of Myrtleford and District Historical Society 29 Elgin Street Myrtleford Victoria

Description
A green-coloured metal cylinder containing white dropless tapers (candles) which were used to singe freshly-cut hair to prevent "bleeding ends".
Size
Height 30 cm. Diameter 3 cm.
Object Registration
165
Keywords
hairdressing singer
Historical information
The hairdresser's singer was used in the local hairdressing and tobacconist shop owned by Hugh Jones from 1947-70, until such treatments were abandoned. Mr. Jones retired in 1976.
Significance
Knowledge of the use of such hairdressing aids assists in the understanding of progress made in modern hair treatments.
Inscriptions & Markings
Black painted signage on the cylinder:
"Ship Brand"
"Price's White Dropless Tapers"
"Manufactured by Price's patent Candle Co. Ltd.,
London & Liverpool"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM