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Van Buskirk's Sozodont

Van Buskirk's Sozodont

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Hardens the Gums, and Imparts a Delightfully Refreshing Feeling to the Mouth. It Prevents the Accumulation of Tartar and Scurf on the teethand assists in arresting the progress of decay.
Currently not on view
Object Name
oral hygiene product
date made
ca 1900
Hall & Ruckel
place made
United States: New York, New York City
overall, box: 7 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 6.0325 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Dental Products
G.E. Damon Collection
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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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