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Object ID 002896

Object Name Rubber-Vulc Toothbrush

Object Desc A green Rubber-Vulc toothbrush box with a wrapped toothbrush inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002618a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1914

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords toothbrush,dental care,Rubber Bound Brush Co.,oral hygiene,

Title Rubber-Vulc Toothbrush

Description The Rubber-Vulc toothbrush was made with sterile bristles and vulcanized hard rubber for the handle. This toothbrush will not shed its bristles and is sterlized; convientenly wraped in what feels like wax paper to keep germs out. The box is green with black and white lettering and an image of the toothbrush. The toothbrush also has a metal hook, assumingly for hanging on the bathroom wall. The brush is a size medium.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 6.5

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details A green box with toothbrush inside.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Rubber Bound Brush Co.

Maker Details The company was located in Belleville, New Jersey and was competition to the Rubberset Brand from Newark, New Jersey. In a 1914 issue of the Meyer Bros. Druggist (vol. 35, #2), it states that the Rubber Bound Brush Co. was sued by Rubberset for misleading purchasers with their similar names. Rubberset won and RBBC was forbidden to use similar names of Rubberset.

Maker Mark Rubber-Vulc Trademark in script


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Image Caption CMY2618a-b



Date JAN 23,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box is worn on the edges and has a little smudging on the front. The paper surrounding the brush is still sealed, yet has a few slits and is discolored.