A hot comb, also known as a pressing comb or straightening comb, used to straighten hair. The teeth of the comb are brass and the handle is wood. The comb has a removable metal end cap that can be unscrewed. The comb has a manufacturer's stamp on the middle of the comb in between the teeth and the handle: [RECK-JUNIOR / MADE IN GERMANY] The comb was placed on, or inside, a stove or another hot surface to heat it.
A curling iron, also called a stove iron, with isolating rolling handles. The 5/8 inch barrel curling iron has one (1) metal barrel with a clamp that closes to halfway cover the barrel. The barrel and clamp are hinged together with no spring. The curling iron has two (2) handles that are covered with an insolating material, possibly Bakelite (TM). The two (2) ends are capped with non-removable brass end caps. The curling iron was placed on, or inside, a stove or another hot surface to heat it. The manufacturer's mark is on the center of the top of the clamp with the name [RECK-JUNIOR] inside an oval and the text [MADE IN GERMANY] below.