Toothbrush, London, England, 1861-1902

Made:
1861-1902 in London
maker:
Savory and Moore Limited

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Toothbrush, pattern 24 GH, plastic handle, bristle brush, by Savory and Moore, London, 1885-1930

Since 1800, the toothbrush has been the most popular way to clean teeth. Sold by Savory & Moore, a manufacturing chemist based in London, the handle of this toothbrush is made from plastic. The circular head is made from bristles, which probably came from animal hair. Modern toothbrush heads are made from nylon.

Details

Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
A619181
Materials:
brush, bristle, handle, plastic
type:
toothbrush
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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