Different Strokes for Different Folks: A History of the Toothbrush

The Krekt-Way toothbrush

Harry R. Priest of Loudonville, Ohio copyrighted this unusual Krekt-Way Toothbrush (A439.2) in 1931. He claimed it prevented pyorrhea. The end compartment held an extra brush head.

Krekt-Way toothbrush

Krekt-Way toothbrush

Harry R. Priest of Loudonville, Ohio copyrighted this unusual Krekt-Way Toothbrush (A439.2) in 1931.
University of the Pacific Permanent Collection, Donor: Ira Charmak, DDS '20
Krekt-Way toothbrush

Krekt-Way toothbrush

Priest claimed it prevented pyorrhea.
Krekt-Way toothbrush

Krekt-Way toothbrush

The end compartment held an extra brush head.