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Overall: 2 7/8 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm )
Clay wig curler; short, white cylindrical body which becomes bulbous at both ends.
This wig curler was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British Revolutionary War camp on the Dyckman farm, located between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan. It belonged to a British or Hessian officer, or possibly a woman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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