Kimberly wrote this week to ask:
We recently bought a 1950 house and having a blast renovating it. Saving the kitchen for last because that is a huge undertaking. In the meantime we are looking for a source for metal wall mounted tooth brush holders for a bathroom. Any ideas?
Yes, here’s where to find these:
- Reproduction Hall-Mack metal toothbrush holders from Lasco
- Or, go straight to ebay, where there always seems to be NOS available — in lots more styles: Vintage New Old Stock Hall-Mack metal toothbrush holders on Ebay (Note, I earn a wee commission if ya click and buy from this link)
But then — you need toothbrushes that fit!
As reader Mary Elizabeth (and other readers) have pointed out:
Just a heads up for those who buy a NOS 1950s-1980s toothbrush holder–most modern toothbrushes don’t fit them. The more ergonomic toothbrushes have a fat handle that won’t go into the smaller holes. I ran into this in my 1980s camp trailer and my 1959 ranch house. You can, however, find old fashioned thin-handled toothbrushes that will fit. It just takes a bit of searching. I found some in the dollar store and also these on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2E9oT4l