Toothbrush and toothpaste pot lid

Toothbrush and toothpaste pot lid

Wavy-grip left-handed bone toothbrush (no markings) and a lid for a pot of Wood’s Areca Nut toothpaste, price 6d. This is the most commonly found brand of toothpaste in rubbish dumps of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  1. Jean Regan

    I have come across a fragmented woods Areca nut toothpaste lid which shows the price of 1s. What era would this be

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    • Tom Licence

      It’s hard to date it precisely without seeing it. This sort of lid was in use through the late Victorian period and was vanishing by the time World War I broke out in 1914.

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