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Hairdresser's Singer

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

A green-coloured metal cylinder containing white dropless tapers (candles) which were used to singe freshly-cut hair to prevent "bleeding ends".
Height 30 cm. Diameter 3 cm.
Object Registration
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.
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