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toothbrush
Date Made/Found: 1917
Material and Medium: Bone, bristle
Dimensions: Overall: 15 x 17 x 167mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1990.729
This toothbrush was brought back to Sheffield by Colin Kilner (1899-1900) from his First World War Service. Colin served in a number of regiments over the course of the war, including the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and the London Regiment. Regular tooth-brushing was not as common as it is today and soldiers were issued with toothbrushes to improve dental hygiene.
Display Location: In Store
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