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.
Knowledge of the use of such hairdressing aids assists in the understanding of progress made in modern hair treatments.
A green-coloured metal cylinder containing white dropless tapers (candles) which were used to singe freshly-cut hair to prevent "bleeding ends".
Inscriptions & markings
Black painted signage on the cylinder:
"Price's White Dropless Tapers"
"Manufactured by Price's patent Candle Co. Ltd.,
London & Liverpool"