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.
Tooth Powder pot lid

Tooth Powder pot lid

Rectangular pot lid with under-glaze transfer-printing in black: ‘Tooth Powder/ Henry Francis Partridge/ L.D.S. R.C.S. F.S.S./ Surgeon Dentist/ South Kensington’. Henry Francis Partridge is listed from at least 1879. In 1888 he was involved in a court case...
Woods Toothpaste Pot Lid

Woods Toothpaste Pot Lid

Bottom section of a pot lid for Woods’ Areca Nut Toothpaste. W. Woods advertised himself as M.P.S. between the 1870s and 1890s. More commonly these letters do not appear after his name on his lids.
Toothpaste Pot Lid

Toothpaste Pot Lid

Pot lid for S. Maw, Son and Thompson’s White Cherry Toothpaste. Found in a ditch that was filled in 1883.
Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lid

Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lid

Polychrome pot lid for John Gosnell’s Cherry Toothpaste (actually areca-nut flavoured toothpaste which was dyed pink). Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Cracroft’s Toothpaste Lid

Cracroft’s Toothpaste Lid

Pot lid for Cracroft’s toothpaste, sold by John Pepper. He is listed at the Tottenham Court Road address up to 1880. Found with domestic refuse in a ditch that was filled in 1883.
Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lid

Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lid

Black and white pot lid for John Gosnell’s Cherry Toothpaste, ‘Extra Moist’. Most of these lids were polychrome. The ‘Extra Moist’ ones are less common. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lids

Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lids

Lids for John Gosnell’s Cherry Toothpaste, picturing the young Queen Victoria. Cherry toothpaste was flavoured with areca nut and dyed pink. Discarded from Kirton Rectory. 1900s.
Jar for Powders

Jar for Powders

Glass jar with ceramic ‘button’ lid, for dental powder or similar. Found amid domestic waste. 1890s.
Woods Toothpaste Pot Lids

Woods Toothpaste Pot Lids

Four pot lids for Wood’s Areca Nut Toothpaste, at 6d per pot. This is the commonest lid to turn up in old rubbish dumps. Found in black ash amid scavenged household waste of the 1890s.
Toothpaste Pot Lid

Toothpaste Pot Lid

Antiseptic Carnation Tooth Paste, prepared by W. T. Cooper, Chemist etc, 26 Oxford St. Black transfer on white, with decorative border.
Pot Lids

Pot Lids

The undersides of pot lids. Left: an advert for Sulpholine Soap on the underside of a lid for Cracroft’s Areca Nut toothpaste.
Pot Lids

Pot Lids

Left: Pot lid for Cracroft’s Areca Nut Toothpaste. An advert on the underside of the lid promotes ‘Sulpholine Soap’ (Bergh Apton). Right: Pot lid for Atkinson’s Rose Cold Cream, price one shilling. Atkinson also made bear’s grease (London...