Gentlemen in the eighteenth century often travelled with compact razor cases that held their personal set of shaving and dressing supplies. One such case, possibly belonging to George Washington, contained this dressing comb. The two sides of the comb, one with teeth set closer together than the other, allowed the user to both clean and arrange the hair.


Horn dressing comb with flat back; half of the teeth are closely spaced and the other half of the teeth are more widely spaced.







Overall: 5 1/4 in. x 1 in. x 3/16 in. (13.34 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.48 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1951

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