Pro-Phy-Lac-Tic Brush Company

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Pro-Phy-Lac-Tic Brush Company was a health care business established in 1866. Makers of a highly advertised Pro-phy-lac-tic toothbrush,[1] it was acquired by the Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. on February 19, 1930.[2] Based in Florence, Massachusetts, the firm was first called the Florence Manufacturing Company. Its name was changed on September 15,[3] 1924.[1] From 1887 - 1924 the corporation paid a regular dividend on its common stock.[3]

During World War II the company manufactured dummy plastic bayonets for the USN Mk 1 Dummy Training Rifle for the U.S. Navy.[4]


  1. ^ a b Pro-phy-lac-tic Brush Co., Wall Street Journal, September 3, 1924, pg. 3.
  2. ^ Lambert's 1930 Sales 14% Under 1930 Record, Wall Street Journal, March 29, 1930, pg. 1.
  3. ^ a b Prophylactic Brush, Wall Street Journal, October 8, 1924, pg. 13.
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