Forhan's Toothpaste, 3 18 Oz

Forhan's Toothpaste, 3 1/8 Oz

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Description
Richard Joseph Forhan (1866-1965) was a graduate of the Denver School of Dentistry who practiced in Denver for 18 years. Moving to New York in 1913, Forhan began manufacturing a dentifrice under his own name. Zonite bought Forhan’s firm in 1929, and moved it to New Brunswick soon thereafter. Obituaries noted that Forhan “Made Fortune in ‘20s With Toothpaste He Developed.” Inscriptions on this tube read “FORHAN’S / Tooth Paste” with indications that the product was made by Zoonite in New Brunswick, N.J.
Ref: “RICHARD FORHAN, DENTIST, IS DEAD,” New York Times (Dec. 26, 1965), p. 68.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
oral hygiene product
toothpaste
Other Terms
Toothpaste; ?; Oral Hygiene; Drugs
date made
ca 1953
1953
collection
Reid Drugstore
maker
Zonite Products Corporation. Forhan Division
place made
United States: New Jersey, New Brunswick
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 15.875 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1984.0351.245
accession number
1984.0351
catalog number
1984.0351.245
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
subject
Dental Products
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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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