Ceramic hair receiver

Domestic equipment
Hoarding hair

This ceramic doll is a hair collector or receiver. It was used to store hair which had been removed from hairbrushes. The hair was then used for stuffing in small items like pincushions or making weaves for bald patches. This item belonged to Vera Egeberg, daughter of Jul Egeberg, the First Engineering Chief at No. 3 pumping station.

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Cunderdin Museum

A collection full of surprises, in the heart of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

See one of the biggest water pumps in Western Australia, inside this museum, which is located in Goldfields Water Supply Scheme No.3 Steam Pumping station. The collection contains the original pump...

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Lot 418 Forrest Street
Cunderdin WA 6407
Australia

Open Hours
7 days 10am - 4pm; Closed for the Christmas - New Year period; Opening hours are subject to change due to availability of volunteers, so contact the museum prior to visiting. Admission fees apply.

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