A fine display of nit combs

I’m on my first ever visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and I’m glad to see they have a fine display of nit combs.

Oddly none is labelled as such; they are simply referred to a ‘combs’ in the display covering everything from Manchu ornamental moustache combs to bamboo ‘Afro’ combs.

But, come on, who doesn’t recognize this tried and tested format of coarse teeth one side, fine teeth the other?

Institutional squeamishness I say.


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