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tin
Date Made/Found: 1925-1935
Material and Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 17 × 52mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2012.313
Carter & Sons was a firm of manufacturing chemists based in Attercliffe, founded in 1874. They produced a wide variety of products, from medicines such as Three Noughts cough syrup, Castorets chocolate laxative tablets and various ointments to food items including Comptons Gravy Salt and Sailor Boy custard. Carter & Sons was still manufacturing in Sheffield into the 1980s.

This tin would have contained carbolic tooth powder. Before the introduction of toothpaste, powder was used to clean the teeth. It is usually made up of a mild abrasive, flavouring or sweetener and a detergent.
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