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    Very Scarce C. 1885 Portable Photographer's or Dentist's Headrest. Portable version as would have been used by photographers or dentists in the field. Made to fit over the back of a chair, with top splat of a chair no more than 1 1/2' thick with adjustments for both height and the cant of the actual headrest. Headrest a curved straw filled cushion covered with brown wool showing wear with a tear at top and side. The apparatus itself in near perfect condition retaining 80% of the original black paint. Marked on the back in block letters with the maker's name, "O. C. White". Otis C. White was a dental surgeon in Hopkinton, Mass. who founded the company in 1883. A scarce and unusual piece of equipment that doubtless saw use by both traveling photographers and dentists during the late 19th century.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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