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Tucum Tooth Brush

Object Number: 
Z.851a-e
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Plastic, metal, fiber, bristle, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 18.1 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on box lid: "TUCUM / TRADEMARK / PATENTED / MARCH 9, 1875. / TOOTHBRUSH" printed: on paper insert: "The Tucum Tooth Brush / Is mainly composed of a tropical fibre, remarkable / for its teeth cleaning qualities. Its constant use / gives tone to
Description: 
Toothbrush with ivory-colored plastic handle (a) with metal mount and three interchangeable heads (b-d), one with hard fiber, one with soft fiber, and one with bristle; in original cardboard box (e) with paper insert with printed instructions.
Gallery Label: 
Paper insert is located in curatorial file.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group