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Object ID 004039

Object Name Wernet's Dentu - Creme

Object Desc 4.2 oz tube full tube of Wernet's dentu - creme for cleaning dentures. Tube is white with red accents and black cap.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004027

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 18

Object Date 1960 - 1970's

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End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords dentu-creme,Wernet's,Block Drug Co. Inc.,oral hygiene,

Title Wernet's Dentu - Creme

Description 4.2 oz. full tube of Wernet's Dentu- Creme toothpaste for cleaning dentures. Tube is white with red accents and has some molding near black screw on cap. Front label is printed in blue ink "Wernet's Dentu - Creme / Tooth Paste for Cleaning Dentures Net. Wt. 4.2 oz." On back label are directions for usage.


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Height 0

Length 6.75

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Circumference 3.75

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wernet Divison Block Drug Co., Inc.

Maker Details Block Drug Company was a pharmaceutical company based in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, that specialized in dental care products. The company was founded in 1907 by Alexander Block, a Russian immigrant who had a small drugstore on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. He turned the company into a wholesaler in 1915 and then became a drug manufacturer in 1925, acquiring a 50 percent interest in Wernet's Dental Manufacturing Company. Alexander Block developed the Polident brand during the 1930s. The last major new product the company introduced was Tegrin, in 1964. Company closed in 2001.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4027



Date MAR 13,2016

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Item is in good condition besides molding near cap and some discoloration.