A woolcomb

The woolcomb was found in the Coach and Horses Inn, Sidwell Street, in 1912. It comprises a wooden handle, formed in one piece with the cross-bar, and four rows of iron teeth of circular section. The teeth are set in thick blackened leather. In one side of the handle is a tapering hole, inset with an iron sleeve. A similar hole with iron cover is present at the end of the handle. These allowed the comb to be mounted on iron spikes attached to a vertical wooden post.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum

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