Sozodont Powder for Cleansing the Teeth

Sozodont Powder for Cleansing the Teeth

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Description
Tin container with a “SOZODONT POWDER / FOR CLEANSING THE TEETH” inscription on the lid. The “GINNA & CO., N.Y.” inscription identifies the firm that made the tin. Sozodont—the term presumably comes from the Greek words for save and teeth—was created ca. 1859 by Roswell van Buskirk, a pharmacist in New Jersey. By the early 1870s, Sozodont had become a product of Hall & Ruckel, a wholesale druggist firm in New York City.
Ref: “Roswell van Buskirk,” American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record 40 (1902): 346.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
oral hygiene product
tooth powder
maker
Hall & Ruckel
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 in; 2.8575 cm x 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
MG.293320.0986
accession number
293320
catalog number
293320.0986
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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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