Small vintage engine turned chrome plated comb case, and comb (believed to be the original comb), possibly intended for use as a moustache comb.
The front part of the comb case takes the form of a small rule with measures up to 4.5 inches. The underside of the case has a clip for attaching to a shirt or jacket pocket, and a vacant cartouche for initials or names to be added.
The comb case comes with a box bearing the emblem for the National Scheme for Disabled Men, a Scheme that was set up by George V in 1919. The items themselves may or may not have been produced by disabled men at the time, but employers were encouraged to take on disabled men, particular ex-servicemen, after World War 1, and participating employers were allowed to use the emblem on their packaging and stationery. It is understood that this Scheme continued through to the 1930s, and possibly later, but we couldn’t find much information on the Scheme other than it existed, and why.
The comb inside the comb case has a few teeth missing but otherwise both it, and the case, are structurally sound.
The comb case measures just over 4.5in at it’s longest and about 0.5in wide (excluding the come – just over 0,625in wide with the comb). Believed to be British in origin, although there are no visible makers marks.
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