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Curling Tongs HC80

A solid cylinder metal rod fitting into a concave metal channel with scissor action.

Invented by Frenchman Marcel Grateau in 1872. By the early 1900s adding a wave or curl to a woman's hair was the height of fashion. Tongs were heated either on the top of a wood-stove or soaked in boiling water.

date: Early 20th Century

manufacturer: Marcel Depose

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subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: Fashion, Women, Domestic, Hairdressing

handling collection number: HC80

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