Toothbrush, horn handle, nickel plated brass stem, felt head, probably English, 1870-1900
Since 1800, the toothbrush has been the most popular way to clean teeth. Made from horn and nickel-plated brass, the head of this toothbrush is made from felt. Felt headed toothbrushes were advertised as softer toothbrushes than those made with animal bristles. Modern toothbrush heads are made from nylon.