The “FRANCE” inscription on the handle indicates where this toothbrush was made. The “ELEPHANT” inscription suggests that the handle looks and feels like elephant ivory.

Ref: E. Dupont & Co. ad for Elephant brand toothbrushes in Dry Goods Economist (Feb. 1912): 74.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Francis M. Blauston

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10569Catalog Number: M-10569Accession Number: 253101

Object Name: oral hygiene producttoothbrushOther Terms: Toothbrush; Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 12.3825 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_735106

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