Crompton electric curling tong heater, 1891.
Image number: 10324581
Tongs have been used to curl and wave hair and beards since early Roman times. Tonging became particularly fashionable in the 1890s when women's hair was worn waved on top of the head.
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- Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
- Date taken:
- 20 October 2003 16:59
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- Science Museum