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Who founded the Colgate toothpaste company and when was its first toothpaste introduced?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 30 Dec '09 09:49 pm
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William Colgate - 1806. The first toothpaste was introduced in 1873.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 30 Dec '09 09:54 pm

 
  
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Samuel Colgate he gave 1/10 (tithes) of his income to God, as advised by a steamer captain and God blessed him, then he started giving more to God and less to self .
Answered by sharad sharad, 30 Dec '09 10:05 pm

 
  
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Samuel colgate in 1873 according to wikipedia.
Answered by Somebodysomewhere, 30 Dec '09 09:52 pm

 
  
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1806
William Colgate starts a starch, soap and candle business on Dutch Street in New York City.

1817
First Colgate advertisement appears in a New York newspaper.

1820
Colgate establishes a starch factory in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1857 ...more
Answered by Shan Real, 30 Dec '09 09:51 pm

 
  
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Mr.colgate
Answered by anil garg, 04 Jan '10 01:01 am

 
  
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Toothbrushing tools date back to 3500-3000 BC when the Babylonians and the Egyptians made a brush by fraying the end of a twig. Tombs of the ancient Egyptians have been found containing toothsticks alongside their owners. Around 1600BC, the Chinese developed chewing sticks which were made from aromatic tree twigs to freshen breath.

The Chinese are believed to have invented the first natural bristle toothbrush made from the bristles from pigs' necks in the 15th century, with the bristles attached to a bone or bamboo handle. When it was brought from China to Europe, this design was adapted and often used softer horsehairs which many Europeans preferred. Other designs in Europe used feathers.

The first toothbrush of a more modern design was made by William Addis in England around 1780 the handle was carved from cattle bone and the brush portion was still made from swine bristles. In 1844, the first 3-row bristle brush was designed.

Natural bristles were the only source of brist ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 03 Jan '10 07:34 pm

 
  
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Good question and excellent answers !
Answered by sanjeev bansal, 03 Jan '10 07:02 pm

 
  
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