Merkel's Tooth Powder

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
To cleanse and whiten teeth. Removes tobacco stains. A tonic and astringent. Use in connection with semi-annual visit to your dentist. Recomended by dentists and doctors. For pyrrhea ... for soft, sore, bleeding spongy gums. Hardens and strengthens mouth tissues. For trench mouth ... As a mouth wash and throat gargle. Prevents tartar accumulation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
oral hygiene product
tooth powder
date made
ca 1917
maker
Merkel's
Physical Description
metal (container material)
Measurements
overall: 10.9 cm x 5 cm x 3.6 cm; 4 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 7/16 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
ID Number
1986.0873.14
accession number
1986.0873
catalog number
1986.0873.14
subject
Dental Products
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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