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Object ID 004027

Object Name Forhan's For Massasing Gums

Object Desc Orange cardboard packaging for Forhan's "original tooth paste for massaging gums and cleaning teeth.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004015a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 14

Object Date 1929

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Forhan's brand,oral hygiene,dental,toothpaste,Zonite Products,

Title Forhan's For Massasing Gums

Description Cardboard packaging for 3 1/8 oz. Forhan's toothpaste. Product is not inside but packaging is in great condition. Marked as "display carton" on side of package. All labels printed directly on packaging; the front and back labels read " Forhan's / For / Massaging / Gums/ And / Cleaning/ Teeth" followed by hand script signature below "R.J Foran / D.D.S" Color is hardly faded bright orange. Side labels say " Forhan's / The Original Toothpast for Massaging Gums and Cleaning Teeth". On the top and bottom flaps of package the words "Large / Forhan's / 50 " printed in red.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 1.5

Depth 125

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Forhan Division Zonite Products Corp.

Maker Details Zonite Products Corp. was founded in 1922 in New York. Headquartered in the Chrysler Building, it became a leader in the medical preparations field starting in 1930. In February 1930, it purchased for $215,000 the New Brunswick manufacturing plant of Reichardt Cocoa & Chocolate Company. By April 1931, Zonite's subsidiaries became concentrated in a single production facility. These included Zonite, Forhan's toothpaste and antiseptic, Argyrol, and Larvex. In November 1955, Zonite Products Corporation changed its name to Chemway Corporation following a meeting of stockholders.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4015a-b



Date MAR 11,2016

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Cardboard packaging is in good condition, with minor fading, wear and tears.


Date MAR 11,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 11,2016

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 12,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 18 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 23,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 14 from Room 9, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin