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Packet of Hairpins
1892-1910
Hairpins: Black enameled metal Packet: Blue paper printed with black ink.
Primary Dimensions (length x diameter of package): 2 1/4 x 5/8in. (5.7 x 1.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Package of hairpins wrapped in original aqua blue paper packaging printed in black ink that reads: "TRADE MARK / BEST DOUBLE JAPANNED / INVISIBLE / HAIR 2 PINS / MANUFACTURED BY / KIRBY, BEARD & Co. / LONDON & BIRMM. / MADE IN ENGLAND / WAVED / KIRBY BEARD & Co." The package is secured by a metal hairpin which is u-shaped and waved for staying power, and "Japanned" (coated with black enamel).
Date note: Kirby Beard Co. began manufacturing hairpins in Birmingham, England about 1892 (Blakelock, 11/6/2008)
Object Number: 1980.87.9
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