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Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush. Ornately decorated blue-green hard rubber brush with black bristles. Also includes the original carboard box and enclosed catalog. George August Scott's hairbrushes and other "electric" devices were widely popular in the United States throughout the 1880s. The handles of the brushes were embedded with a slightly magnetized iron or steel rod, and they were often packaged with a small compass to demonstrate their power. Scott's company, the Pall Mall Electric Association, was based in London, although they also had offices in New York.

Creator: Pall Mall Electric Association
Date: between 1904 and 1910

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Item Number: 318760
KSHS Identifier: 1961.130.4

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