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Nomenclature Query: Classifying a “Permanent Machine”

by Bob Beatty, Chief of Engagement, AASLH on

We received a query from Diane Kester at the Wayne County Historical Association & Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina:

What do you suggest for old permanent machine? Here’s what we have.

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Paul Bourcier, editor of Nomenclature 3.0 and Nomenclature 4.0 answered:

That would fall under Machine, Permanent Wave – a primary term under the sub-class, Hair Care Objects (see Nomenclature 4.0, p. 118).

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