Object ID 000321
Object Name Glass toothbrush holder
Object Desc Clear glass, flat on one side tube. Rim around top, round bulb-like end of the tube, that is full of an unknown substance off white in color. Texture looks fiberous, like cotton. The tube says, "DR. S. H. THOMPSON STERAL TUBE PATENTED JUNE 13, 1922."
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000296
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords toothbrush holder,glass tube,Thompson Sterile Toothbrush Co,Steral Tube,drug stores,
Title Glass toothbrush holder
Description Clear glass, flat on one side tube. Rim around top, round bulb-like end of the tube, that is full of an unknown substance off white in color. Texture looks fiberous, like cotton.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Tube is 7.5 inches long, 2 inches wide across the middle and 6.5 inches deep.
Place of Origin
Maker Dr. S.H. Thompson Steral Tube
Maker Details Transparet glass Dr. S.H. Thompson Steral Tube Toothbrush holder. Cotton ball/or cotton sterilizer at bottom to absorb odors and moisture. Originally came in a set with a wall-mount and booklet. Patented June 13, 1922 by Dr. Thompson Sterile Toothbrush Co.
Date FEB 19,2013
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Katherine Dickey
Notes Some discoloration and marking on inside of tube. Sterilizer at bottom is no longer the original bright pink. Black substance covers top of pink sterilizer on inside of tube--can possibly be removed?
Date APR 3,2013
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Second Floor Bathroom - automatic entry by admin