Monday, January 19, 2009

Toothbrushes

When I was at the Woodbury house yesterday I took some time to clean up the toothbrushes I had found in the kitchen wall last week. I had noticed that there was some writing on one of them when I was looking at a picture of it.

When I cleaned it up I found that it said "Buster Brown's Perfect Brush". It has the Buster Brown logo at the end of it. On the neck it says France and has some numbers. Just below that is some type of logo, possibly the company logo. I can just barely make out "co." at the end of it. Google didn't return any hits for a Buster Brown Toothbrush.


The other brush says "Mammas Darlings" which is an old childrens book from 1869. It also says France on it. The writing is very faint though so I couldn't get a good picture of it.

If anyone has any info on either of these toothbrushes please post it here. I'd love to know more about them.

3 comments:

Jenni said...

There use to be Buster Brown Shoe stores for kids.

Kristy said...

Buster Brown is a children's shoe brand that's been around forever.
This toothbrush could have been a giveaway or promotional prize.

Jason and Heather said...

Hey Jenni and Kristy,

I'm definitely aware of Buster Brown shoes, having owned a few pair myself as a kid.

I think the toothbrush is from the Buster Brown comic though.

The comic first ran in 1902 and ran into the 20's, Brown Shoe bought the rights to the name in 1904.