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Social History (TD4802)
Advertising sign fo Wilkinson Sword blades. On the front there is a faded picture of a sword handle with some blades. Reads 'Supreme in Quality/ WILKINSON/ SWORD/ The name on the world's finest blade'. Metal frame support at the back and a cardboard back and stand.
Social History (TD4800)
Bottle of 'Petroleum hair tonic. Prepared Paraffin'. Contains yellow liquid. 'Boots' is written on both the front label and the green lid. On the back of the label (readable through the liquid) is written; 'Part the hair in several places and sprinkle a few drops directly on to the scalp. Massage gently with the finger tips. Dress the hair as usual. / Daily application will prove beneficial to the hair and scalp./ This preparation is suitable for use by men and women.'
Social History (TD4785.1)
Barber's razor. Inscribed 'HOLLOW GROUND RAZOR' & 'THOMAS TURNER & CO./ CUTLERS TO HIS MAJESTY/ SHEFFIELD'.
Social History (TD4785.2)
Leather case with blue velvert lining. 'GLEAVE & SON/ 8, OLDHAM ST/ MANCHESTER'.
Social History (TD4808)
Hanging strop (used to straighten and polish razor blades). Leather and metal. 'JOHN HALL/ CUTLER/ BIRMINGHAM, BRISTOL,/ CARDIFF, NEWPORT,/ SWANSEA'. One end is inscribed 'FINISH', the other says 'SHELL HORSE HIDE'.
Social History (TD4789)
A hairdryer manufactured by 'elchim'. Metal nozzle and grey plastic handle. Long cable without a plug. Large switch on 2 of the handle sides. 2 metal labels, one screwed to the top of the hairdryer which reads 'elchim professional'; and one attached to the side which reads, 'special, made in italy'.
Social History (TD4786.1)
Large steel hair clippers with 'Ettinger of England' inscribed inside the left handle. 'Made in England' is stamped on the bottom of the plate blade.
Social History (TD4792.2)
Box, used to hold a razor. Label on the inside of box reads 'E.J. MORGAN H.T.A. (MEMBER) TONSORIAL SPECIALIST KEYNSHAM'. Box is scuffed and has been repaired with tape.
Social History (TD4794.2)
Card box, used to hold a razor. Torn and scuffed and end piece is missing. 'C[O]PLLUM DOLPHIN STREET BRISTOL'.
Social History (TD4794.1)
Cut throat razor. Steel blade hinged with a yellow plastic protective case. The blade has been engraved with 'SHAVE EASY' & 'H.THOMPSON 12 WASSAU STREET DUBLIN'.
Social History (TD4793.1)
Cut throat razor. Steel blade hinged with a black plastic protective case. Blade is rusting at hinge.
Social History (TB1854)
In form of sealed envelope. Front has flowers in oval frame, raised to reveal 'The Blessing'. Frame of flowers backed by padded blue silk, itself trimmed with scallop-edged paper lace. Back plain white with beaded edges.
Social History (TB1849)
Deckle-edged card with tinted picture of man in boat, backed with coastal setting at sunset. Circular frame, decorated with white flowers, raised.
Social History (TB1461)
Victorian Christmas card with floral motif. Opens out sideways, with pansy 'lock' , verse by H.M. Burnside on one side. Three cards inside lapping over each other, decorated with flowers and verses on the 'language of flowers' etc. them bt Johnston Beall, Inner card printed with christmas verse.
Social History (TB1847)
Coloured picture of two small children with angel pointing to nativity scene as picture above in gild frame and in more muted colours.
Social History (TB1853)
In form of paper lace envelope. Front has curling foliage and oval plaque above which is embossed 'Windsor', cipher below. Angels support sides. Flaps at back have embossed portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Flaps open out to reveal poem headed 'A Merry Christmas' on silk with couple kissing below. Inside harp-playing cherubs at base, silk ringed with holly.
Social History (TB2155)
Deckle-edged plain white card, silver border. Monogrammed 'S' in oval tinted pale pink and blue.
Social History (TA6552)
A central picture of a man and woman climbing up a mountain with man holding a flag that reads 'Excelsior'. When the picture is lifted it reveals 2 verses of script 'Though bitter winds may blow'.
Social History (TB1850)
Heavy white card , scolloped and gilded edges. Semi-circle of violets and pussywillow around full moon (?). With short verse by M.S.M. in gold print. With inscription overleaf.
Social History (TD1914)
Musical Christmas card with a scene on the front depicting the three wise men presenting their gifts to the baby Jesus. 'May God Bless You' is printed in gold. On opening the card, three excerpts from carols are played. In a white envelope marked 'Susan'.
Social History (TA3362)
Lithograph. 'Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen'. Damaged at bottom right corner.
Social History (TD4963)
'Severn Bridge Souvenir Supplement/ issued with the compliments of the BRISTOL EVENING POST and the WESTERN DAILY PRESS/ September 8, 1966'.
Social History (TD4869)
Uncoloured steel engraving print. 'The First Visit of QUEEN VICTORIA to her wounded soldiers ON THEIR RETURN FROM THE CRIMEAN'. By Jerry Barrett. Engraved by T.O. Barlow.
Social History (TD4677)
Box of Boots Primrose soap, c.1930 - 1940. Would originally have contained two blocks of soap, one still present.
Social History (TD5091)
Yellow handkerchief with a pale green trim. 'VERA C11' is written on one corner in biro. (Owner's name and, presumably, room number, whilst she was living in a care home.)
Social History (TD5092)
White cotton handkerchief with a red border. Rabbit design; 4 rabbits, one in each corner in different scenes. One sits by some flowers with 2 bees flying nearby, another sits under a tree waving at a bird; another sits behind a giant carrot with a hedgehog at the side; the other is seated by some flowers waving, with a butterfly nearby.
Social History (TD5093)
White cotton handkerchief with blue and yellow flowers, and green and red leaf designs. 'KREIER'.
Social History (TD5094)
White cotton handkerchief. Design in one corner; white flowers, green leaves and a purple ribbon.
Social History (TD5095)
White cotton handkerchief. Design in one corner; white, yellow and peach flowers, green leaves and a yellow and peach ribbon tied in a bow round the stems.
Social History (TD5096)
White cotton handkerchief. Design in one corner; blue and pink flowers, and green leaves and stems.
Social History (TD5097)
White cotton handkerchief. Design in one corner; white flower embroidery.
Social History (TD5098)
White cotton handkerchief. Blue and grey lined border design. 'VB' is written in pen on the top left corner.
Social History (TD5099)
White cotton handkerchief. Printed flower decoration in the centre.
Social History (TD5100)
White cotton handkerchief. Embroidered pale blue design at one corner.
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