Vintage Medical Advertsing Use Derbac Soap Hygienic Nickel Plated Comb Circa 1930s School Nit Nurse Hair

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Item - Vintage Nickel Plated Hygienic Comb with advertising for Derbac Soap in Original Tin, Circa 1930s

Maker - Unknown 

Marks - Cast with USE DERBAC SOAP and MADE IN ENGLAND to the rear (please see all photos).

Circa - 1930s

Construction -  Nickel Plated

Country of Origin - England

Dimensions - 2" x 2" (Tin 2.75" x 2.25")

Weight - 72 gram

Condition - Very Good Used Condition (please see all photos) 

Other Interesting Points - In the 1920s the Sacker's (a Family of Barbers) developed a fine toothed metal comb (as for sale) capable or removing the egg & shells of head lice. However, it required a practised worker to perform the process effectively and fairly painlessly. Nurses in Schools continued to use the tool even after the introduction of insecticidal shampoos and lotions, to distinguish treated from untreated heads; School Nurses have carried out head inspections in Schools since 1890........I am sure some of us will remember with such fondness the visits from Nitty Nora the Bug Explorer.....

Derbac soap was a black soap with a strong odour that was lathered into the hair and scalp and allowed to remain for 10 minutes, which in turn would immobilize the head lice but not immediately kill them this would happen over the next 24 hour period. It was widely recommended at the time by medical professionals that a weekly head wash using Derbac soap.

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