Dental Powder

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-180326

Description

Clear glass bottle with metal stopper. Filled 3/4 of the way with off-white 'Dental Powder.' Bottle has a paper label.

Details

Descriptive Terms

powder
toothpaste
mold-blown glass
glass (material)

Inscription

"MELVIN & BADGER'S / ORRIS DENTIFRICE /--/ For cleansing and preserving the teeth, and giving them/ a brilliant appearance, hardening the gums, and / imparting fragrance to the breath. / --/ MELVIN & BADGER, Apothecaries/ 13 Temple Place, Boston/ Guaranteed by Melvin & Badger under Food and Drug Act. June 30 '06. No. 5402. (Label has red, thin/faded border)
"[illeg.] CO / 707 / 70[illeg.]" (Molded)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Family of Harriet Ropes Cabot

Accession Number

2006.11

Date

1900-1930 (After 1906)