Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jen Cruse: Stratton Combs

In 1920, the English company of Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton Ltd resulted from a merger of two smaller companies, each manufacturing items of inexpensive jewellery and haberdashery goods. However, Stratton Ltd was already owned by Laughtons at the time of … Continue reading

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Comb at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The description the museum gives is Date: 1700 – 1938 Culture: American or European Medium: Bone. In 1705, Tsar Peter the Great wanted to rid Russia of its technological backwardness and import Western style and ideas. He looked to France … Continue reading

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