Johnson & Johnson Cotto-Tooth-Brush


A "cotton roll" toothbrush donated to the museum in 1924 by Johnson & Johnson (along with 6 specimens of dental floss) for use in the "Hall of Health" exhibition about the importance of dental hygiene. According to the manufacturer this brush-less toothbrush was for use when a patient's gum tissue was not healthy and a dentist recommended not using a bristle-type brush. Although this article was not requested by the curator, it appears to have been included in the exhibition.

Date Made: ca 1922-1924

Maker: Johnson and Johnson

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02061Catalog Number: M-02061Accession Number: 85312

Object Name: toothbrushoral hygiene product

Physical Description: celluloid (overall (holder) material)cotton (overall (rolls) material)Measurements: overall, cotton holder: 3/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 14.9225 cm x 1.5875 cmoverall, bag of cotton compresses: 5/8 in x 7 in x 4 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.4775 cm


Record Id: nmah_1412522

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