Sterling Silver Dresser Set
Comb Repair and Replacement
Sterling Silver fitter with comb replaced
The old plastic combs become brittle and often need to be replaced. The plastic comb also keeps the thin sterling silver fitter straight and prevents the seam from splitting.
Very rare gold comb fitter with new comb
In over 40 years I have only seen one gold comb fitter. The plastic tortoiseshell comb was replaced.
Sterling silver dresser combs
Dresser sets came in a wide variety of styles. The sterling silver fitters are all different. The plastic comb replacements must be filed to fit each sterling silver fitter, then the comb is riveted into place.
Sterling silver fitter for comb with repair seam
Occasionally, the seam on the sterling silver comb fitter will split. It is better to have this repaired before it gets any worse. It is much easier to repair before it has completely come apart. After the seam was repaired, I riveted in a new comb.
Sterling Silver Fitter for Men's Combs
Sterling silver fitter for Men's combs
Sterling silver fitters for men's combs usually have a slimmer less decorative style.
Man's comb with extensive repair
These photos (above) show over-sized holes and damage to the edge from a previous repair that was poorly done. I rebuilt the edge, and filled in the over-sized rivet holes with sterling silver rod. After this repair was cleaned up, a new plastic comb was fit properly and new small holes were drilled to rivet the comb in place.