Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

Bee Smoker

Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs, deeply serrated with five or six points, and bright red in color. The comb should extend well back over the head, with no tendency to follow the shape of the neck."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Head of Single-Comb Brown Leghorn Cock

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs,…

A comb is a toothed device used in hair care for straightening and cleaning hair or other fibers. Combs are among the oldest tools found by archaeologists, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5000 years ago in Persia. Combs can be used for many purposes including: securing long hair in place; decorating the hair; matting sections of hair for dread locking.

Three Teeth Comb

A comb is a toothed device used in hair care for straightening and cleaning hair or other fibers. Combs…

"Combing Machine." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Combing Machine

"Combing Machine." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Cowan's rapid Extractor." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cowan's Extractor

"Cowan's rapid Extractor." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Cowan's four-frame Extractor; interior." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cowan's Extractor

"Cowan's four-frame Extractor; interior." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"The following is a figure of a hatchel or flax-comb." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian flax-comb

"The following is a figure of a hatchel or flax-comb." — Goodrich, 1844

Woman combs giant's hair by fireplace

Giant

Woman combs giant's hair by fireplace

A 1 pound section wooden box for holding comb honey.

Wooden Box for Holding Comb Honey

A 1 pound section wooden box for holding comb honey.

"The comb is made of wax, found in various plants, but which is also secreted by the bees themselves in organs situated under the abdominal base, and suspended perpendicularly by one of their sides. Empty spaces are left to permit of the bees reaching every part." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

honey-comb

"The comb is made of wax, found in various plants, but which is also secreted by the bees themselves…

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the bee-industry as a business. It enabled the honey producer to increase his output considerably by extracting honey from the cells in most cleanly fashion without damaging the combs, and in a fraction of the time previously occupied in the draining." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hruschka Extractor

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the…

A leaf in the shape of a comb.

Pectinate Leaf

A leaf in the shape of a comb.

"Method of using a grounded metallic comb near the driving belt to relieve the belt of static charges." —Croft 1920

Using a Grounded Metallic Comb to Reduce Static Charge, Front and Side View

"Method of using a grounded metallic comb near the driving belt to relieve the belt of static charges."…

"Method of using a grounded metallic comb near the driving belt to relieve the belt of static charges." —Croft 1920

Using a Grounded Metallic Comb to Reduce Static Charge, Perspective View

"Method of using a grounded metallic comb near the driving belt to relieve the belt of static charges."…

An ancient tool used to comb hair.

Wooden Comb

An ancient tool used to comb hair.

"The shell of the thorny woodcock, <em>M. tribulus</em>, sometimes called <em>Venus's Comb</em>, is much prized by collectors, if in a perfect state; it is often very delicate and beautiful." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Thorny Woodcock

"The shell of the thorny woodcock, M. tribulus, sometimes called Venus's Comb, is…