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Colgate Tooth Powder

Colgate Tooth Powder

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Combat tooth decay-- have cleaner, sweeter breath. Colgate Tooth powder's gentle polishing agent quickly removes dull dingy surface film reveals your teeth's natural brillance. Its rich, "foamy' action penetrates between the teeth, helps your brush remove tiny, decaying food particles, cause of much bad breath. And you'll love Colgate Tooth Powder's cool minty flavor.
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Object Name
oral hygiene product
tooth powder
date made
Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Physical Description
metal (container material)
plastic (container material)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
overall: 4 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Michael R. Harris in memory of Everett Jackson
Dental Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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