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.

Physical description

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:
"Ship Brand"
"Price's White Dropless Tapers"
"Manufactured by Price's patent Candle Co. Ltd.,
London & Liverpool"