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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
Object Date 1914
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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.
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Dimension Details A green box with toothbrush inside.
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
Date JAN 23,2015
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.