The Toothpick

The Toothpick

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Celebrating the extraordinary aspects of the simplest of implements, a fascinating and quirky history of the toothpick ranges from ancient Rome to the present day, examining the ubiquitous item in its various forms and designs, its colorful applications through time, and the modern toothpick manufacturing industry. 35, 000 first printing.At about the same time, the Cutter-Tower Co. was also advertising aquot;Towera#39;s Patent Round End Antiseptic Toothpicksaquot; that ... for the first time.8 As early as the 1940s, school-age boys and girls had learned to make their own flavored toothpicks.

Title:The Toothpick
Author:Henry Petroski
Publisher:Knopf - 2007


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