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Standard Comb Photographs

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MM
Date: 2006

Biographical History

The Standard Comb Company, manufacturers of hair ornaments in Leominster, Massachusetts, eventually became the Standard Pyroxoloid Company. The Standard Comb Company was one of many comb companies in Leominster and is symbolic of how the Plastics Industry started in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Standard Comb Photographs consists of three photographs, two framed, of the exterior of the Standard Comb building. None have dates but all to appear have been printed at a similar time.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous holdings in the areas of plastics and industrial design. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing. See in particular the Standard Pyroxoloid Company Records.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Standard Comb.


Plastics industry and trade.
Plastics plants.

Genres and Forms



Chemical engineers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Standard Comb Photographs,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from National Plastics Center and Museum, 11/06/2008.

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