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Areca Tooth Paste Advertisement

Description

Pictured here is a white china dish advertising Areca Tooth Paste. The black lettering, surrounded by a decorative, circular border reads ‘HOPKINSON’S ARECA TOOTH PASTE. For Beautifying & Preserving the Teeth & Gums. PRICE 1/6. Prepared By T. HOPKINSON. 8. WHEELER GATE, NOTTINGHAM.’

Areca nut was once commonly used as an additive for toothpaste and powders. However, it is now known to be carcinogenic.

Creator

Hopkinsons

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

2005/8.38

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

China

Areca Tooth Paste Advertisement

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

China

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Areca Tooth Paste Advertisement

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Citation

Hopkinsons, “Areca Tooth Paste Advertisement,” Heritage, accessed June 26, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1279.