Sketches For Comb Designs (USA), March 1937
These sketches for various hair combs, each slightly different in size, color, style, and functionality, demonstrate prolific inventor Earl S. Tupper’s attention to detail and his interest in considering multiple approaches. Famous for inventing Tupperware, the inventor captured not only the idea but also his entire methodology in his sketching notebooks. With each invention, he dated it; noted it in a diary/notebook; began a folder on it as work starts; placed all bills, letters, and sketches relating to it in the folder; and made an outline of progress for each one.
It is credited
Earl S. Tupper Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 1992.3213.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (drawing): 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 in. x 8 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tools: Extending Our Reach.