5 barrettes : aluminum ; that are almost completely identical (a-e). The bottom piece of the barrettes is two-pronged and has an engraving at the end piece that is pinched to open the barrette. The engraving is oval shaped and contains rings that replicate the image of a fingerprint. The fingerprint-like engraving of each barrette differs slightly as some are warn down than others. The top piece of the barrettes is oval shaped with a circle in the centre and a pointed end on one side. The oval shape is hollowed out in the middle except for the centre which has five hollowed circles in it. The end of the barrette where you pinch to open has an oval shape engraved into it with engraved text inside. The text reads, "TIP-TOP PRODUCTS CO. / U.S.A. / OMAHA NEB."