Before it came in a Tube…

By | June 28, 2013

It wasn’t always like this

(Connecticut dentist Washington Sheffield’s) innovation of packing toothpaste into collapsible tubes not only was more efficient—a person could squeeze out only as much as he or she needed—and kept the toothpaste from drying out, but it also was much more hygienic—previously toothpaste had come in porcelain jars into which all the members of a household dipped their brushes.

From the website Daily Dose and a short feature on the invention of the toothpaste tube in 1892. The dentist got the idea from his son who had seen painters in Paris squeezing paints from metal tubes.

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