Crompton electric curling tong heater with tongs, 1891.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Crompton electric curling tong heater with tongs, 1891.

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Description

Tongs have been used to curl and wave hair and beards since early Roman times. Tonging became particularly fashionable in the 1890s when women's hair was worn waved on top of the head.
 

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