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Object/Catalog Number FIC10.4.45
Object Name Toothbrushes, Gum Massager (2)
Collection Miscellaneous Toothbrushes and Toothpicks
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Periodontics
Description Two "Forhan's Gum Massager" toothbrushes with green plastic handles and brush heads consisting of three rubber cups. One brush is damaged. Both brushes bear, on their handles, two U.S. Patent numbers: 2083595 (June 15, 1937) and 1588785 (June 15,1926). Gum massaging device designed and patented in 1937 by Harry Clarren, New York, NY. Brush head designed and patented in 1926 by Robert H. Van Sant, Chicgo, IL. Brushes manufactured by Forham's.
Material Plastic, rubber
Length (in) 6
Width (in) 0.5
Condition Good
Related Publications U.S. Patent No.: 1588785 (June 15,1926).
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents Link:

U.S. Patent No: 2083595 (June 15, 1937)
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents Link:

Number of images 1.0
Catalog date 2010-12-17
Dimensions W-0.5 L-6 inches
Caption "Forham's Gum Massager" Toothbrushes
Condition Notes One brush appears to have suffered from heat damage.
Made United States: Forhan's