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
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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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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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.
Date MAR 13,2016
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Nicole Burdick
Notes Item is in good condition besides molding near cap and some discoloration.