Johnson & Johnson Cotto-Tooth-Brush

Johnson & Johnson Cotto-Tooth-Brush

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
toothbrush
oral hygiene product
date made
ca 1922-1924
maker
Johnson and Johnson
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 cm
overall, 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
ID Number
MG.M-02061
catalog number
M-02061
accession number
85312
Credit Line
Gift of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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