Celluloid Hair Receiver

  • Street: 211 S 4th Ave
  • City: Pocatello
  • State: Idaho
  • Country: United States
  • Zip/Postal Code: 83204
  • Listed: December 6, 2015 2:50 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired

Celluloid Hair Receiver

4 3/4 ” in diameter, 2 1/4″ high

During the Victorian Period, the hair receiver  was commonly found on a woman’s vanity. After brushing her hair, she would remove the hair from the brush and pass it through the opening of the receiver for storage.  When enough hair had been accumulated, it could be used to construct rats (ratts), or could be woven or braided and put in lockets, left visible through cut-glass windows of a brooch, or even made into watch chains, bracelets or other jewelry.

Hair receivers were usually made from celluloid, ceramic, bronze or crystal.  Hair receivers are commonly found in antique stores.


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