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Marcel-curler from a travel hair care kit used by Anna Mae Queen Holmes

Object Details

Date
1950s
Manufactured by
Reck-Junior, founded 1950
Owned by
Anna Mae Queen Holmes, American, 1926 - 2013
Description
A curling iron, also called a stove iron, with isolating rolling handles. The 5/8 inch barrel curling iron has one (1) metal barrel with a clamp that closes to halfway cover the barrel. The barrel and clamp are hinged together with no spring. The curling iron has two (2) handles that are covered with an insolating material, possibly Bakelite (TM). The two (2) ends are capped with non-removable brass end caps. The curling iron was placed on, or inside, a stove or another hot surface to heat it. The manufacturer's mark is on the center of the top of the clamp with the name [RECK-JUNIOR] inside an oval and the text [MADE IN GERMANY] below.
Place made
Germany, Europe
Place collected
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Topic
African American
Hair
Travel
Women
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Personal Effects and Items
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cheryl Dozier Payne in memory of Anna Mae Queen Holmes, Educator & Historian
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.224.4.6
Type
curling irons
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Medium
steel, Bakelite (TM) and brass
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed): 10 13/16 × 1 5/8 × 13/16 in. (27.5 × 4.1 × 2.1 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 5/16 × 4 7/16 × 13/16 in. (26.2 × 11.3 × 2.1 cm)
Barrel Diameter: 5/8 in.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5477238b4-57fa-42bf-a9b0-85a1f8af1bb0
Record ID
nmaahc_2014.224.4.6

Marcel-curler from a travel hair care kit used by Anna Mae Queen Holmes

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