Authentic curling wand (iron) made especially to create the Marcel Wave so notorious in the 1920s. Marked Marcel Depose Acier and bears the Acier hallmark. Made of heavy forged steel with a pin hinge.
A must have for the decoration of a vintage hairstylist or salon!
Measures 11" long with a 5/16" diameter rod. Very good condition!
A little about the Marcel Wave can be found here www.1920-30.com/fashion/hairstyles/marcel-wave.html
"The Marcel Wave (sometimes spelt Marcelle) is a stylish wave given to the hair by means of heated curling irons. Named for Francois Marcel, 19th century French hairdresser who invented the process in 1872."
"The irons were made by L. Pelleray of Paris and exported world-wide. The original irons were heavy tongs with rounded internal surfaces that had to be handled by an operator trained in knowing how to make a deep natural looking wave, and not a round curl."
Due to the likelihood of contact with high heat (and lack of heat proof handles) we recommend that this item be used only for decoration.
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