Toothbrush, pattern 1, bristle with ivoride handle, by Savory and Moore, London, 1870-1920
Since 1800, the toothbrush has been the most popular way to clean the teeth. Sold by Savory & Moore, a manufacturing chemist based in London, the handle is made from ivoride (a plastic imitation of ivory). The circular head is made from bristles, which probably came from animal hair. Modern toothbrush heads are made from nylon. The toothbrush is pictured with a larger toothbrush (A616311).
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- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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