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Rubifoam for the Teeth

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005022
Description
Rectangular light purple glass bottle with sloped shoulders; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005022
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular light purple glass bottle with sloped shoulders; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
E. W. Hoyt & Co
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: purple
Inscriptions
Embossed on one face: "Rubifoam // FOR THE // TEETH // PUT UP BY // E. W. HOYT & CO // LOWELL, MASS." on bottom: "46"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
10.2
Width
5.9
Depth
2.6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Rubifoam for the Teeth. Old Main Artifacts
Rubifoam for the Teeth. Digital Collections East Caroline University
Research Facts
Hoyt began working at E. A. Staniels’ apothecary shop in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1851, at the age 13. When Staniels died in 1861, Hoyt took over the business. He developed his cologne at the shop but by 1877 the cologne business had grown so large that he sold the old shop to concentrate on the cologne business. His partner Freeman B. Shedd was the marketing wizard behind the product. Hoyt died in 1887, the same year Shedd brought out Hoyt’s “Rubifoam” tooth wash.”
Rubifoam was described as "A Perfect Liquid Dentifrice. Cleanses, Preserves and Beautifies the teeth. Heals and hardens the gums. Leaves a refreshing coolness in the mouth. Imparts a delightful fragrance to the breath."
Rubifoam cost twenty five cents a bottle and was described as being “deliciously flavored.” The company even put out a small publication promoting the prevention of tooth decay through the use of its product. It was much later, in 1901, that the idea that bacteria caused decay was accepted.”
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