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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020392
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stati…
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Accession Number
010020392
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stating manufacturer's information; bottle contains white cotton
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: brown
wood: brown
paper: white, blue
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "100 // TABLET TRITURATES // No. 11 // ALOIN // COMPOUND // Rx A // Aloin .. .. 1-8 gr. // Podophyllum Resin .. .. 1-8 gr- // DOSE: One to four tablets. // 4639 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // Montreal, Can."; printed on sticker at top: "CHAR [Illeg.] SST & CO // MFG. // CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; embossed on bottom: "808"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is worn; hole at side of cork; sticker on top of cork is worn around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; aloin was used as a laxative.
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antitoxin syringe

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13509
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
010020388 a-e
Description
Antitoxin syringe in case with Luer Lok needles; silver metal oval case (a) with locking clasp closure; manufacturing information engraved on top; metal inserts inside to hold syringe; silver metal syringe (b) consists of central hollow cylindrical barrel with oval openings at sides, covered with c…
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Accession Number
010020388 a-e
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Drug Therapy
Antitoxins
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Antitoxin syringe in case with Luer Lok needles; silver metal oval case (a) with locking clasp closure; manufacturing information engraved on top; metal inserts inside to hold syringe; silver metal syringe (b) consists of central hollow cylindrical barrel with oval openings at sides, covered with clear glass; cylindrical plunger with grey rubber tip inside barrel; end tapers to small hole; top of barrel has two finger grips coming out at sides; round hollow circle at top acts as thumb grip to push plunger into barrel; needle (c) with round end covered in black rubber; needle (d) with round end; holder without needle (e) with black rubber end
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - needle - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
d - needle - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - end - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
H. K. Mulford Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black, grey
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on case: "IMPROVED ANTITOXIN SYRINGE // H. K. MULFORD COMPANY, // PHILADELPHIA. CHICAGO."; engraved on side: "PAT APLDFOR"; (b) engraved on syringe: "H. K. MULFORD Co. // PHILA. CHICAGO"; (d) engraved on side: "27"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished on case (a) and syringe (b); rubber deteriorating inside syringe, on needle (c) and end (e)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality", Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. (similar to model #B/-9347); "History of Drug Containers and their Labels", George Griffenhagen et al., 1999, p. 88
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
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automatic mallet dental instrument

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14115
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020624
Description
S. S. White Automatic Malletto place gold foil fillings with silver cylindrical instrument with two sections of ridged black Bakelite material grips near tip and engraved ridges in the handle; with a #7 S. S. White plugger point tip; company name and logo engraved at centre of instrument handle
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Accession Number
010020624
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- mallet
Description
S. S. White Automatic Malletto place gold foil fillings with silver cylindrical instrument with two sections of ridged black Bakelite material grips near tip and engraved ridges in the handle; with a #7 S. S. White plugger point tip; company name and logo engraved at centre of instrument handle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Maker
The S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks engraved at centre of handle: "THE S. S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // U. S. A. PAT. MAR. 17. 03 // MADE IN U. S. OF A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B2
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Diam 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Very minor surface wear and some wear on tip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
“S. S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1917, p. 37-38
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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Barnes dental gold casting machine

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13530
Dates
1918
1927
1918-1927
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020409 a-d
Description
Dental casting machine (a); brown wooden rectangular base; cylindrical yellow metal pump to one side; brown wooden cylindrical handle at top; larger cylindrical yellow metal tank with raised border around middle and gauge at top, printed with black enamel and covered with clear glass; gauge shows n…
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Accession Number
010020409 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- casting appliance
Description
Dental casting machine (a); brown wooden rectangular base; cylindrical yellow metal pump to one side; brown wooden cylindrical handle at top; larger cylindrical yellow metal tank with raised border around middle and gauge at top, printed with black enamel and covered with clear glass; gauge shows numbers 0-30; red rubber tube comes from tank, would attach to press; metal valve coming from bottom of tank; black rubber tube goes between tank and pump; black-enamelled silver metal press in middle of base; lever with brown wooden bulbous handle at front; pulling lever down causes silver metal cylinder to move down toward base; metal disc (b) with five perforated holes in middle fits into base underneath lever; smaller disc (d) screws onto bottom of silver metal cylinder; cylindrical dish (c) with matching perforated holes sits on larger disc; white fabric tube, covered with red rubber, goes from bottom of cylinder up to top of press
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - machine - Size: Length 55.0 cm x Width 54.6 cm x Depth 22.3 cm
b - disc - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 10.5 cm
c - dish - Size: Depth 3.5 cm x Diam. 6.8 cm
d - disc - Size: Depth 2.3 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Burns Dental Casting Machine Co.
Site Made (City)
Flushing, Long Island
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1918
1927
1918-1927
Date Remarks
Based on patent dates
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow, silver
rubber: red, black
enamel: red, black
glass: clear
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on side of machine: "BURNS DENTAL CASTING MACH. // PAT JULY 16-18"; printed in gauge: "BURNS // DENTAL CASTING MACHINE. // NATIONAL GAUGE AND EOPT. CO. // LA CROSSE, WIS. // 1251-G"; engraved at top: "BURNS DENTAL CASTING MACHINE // PATENTED JULY 16,1918. JULY 10,1917. JULY 16,1918. // OTHER PATENTS PENDING // MANUFACTURED BY // BURNS DENTAL CASTING MACHINE CO. // FLUSHING, L.I., N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-T1-3
Condition Remarks
Wood base is very worn; black enamel peeling heavily from press; masking tape holds fabric tube onto bottom of press; tube is ripped, does not attach to top of press; red rubber tube from tank does not attach to press; all rubber is brittle; some tarnishing on metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Free Patents Online" website; "Edward M. Feinberg, D.M.D." website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; the company patented another casting maching design in 1927, so this machine most likely dates before that year; William Taggert designed the first casting machine in 1907; it had a very similar design to this item
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #2, 29 March 2011 - November 2014
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bottle of iron glycerophosphate scales

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13526
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
010020405
Description
Orange cylindrical glass bottle containing iron glycerophosphate scales; white paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states product and manufacturing information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening with brown wood cork closure; bottle is mostly full with silver metal scales
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Accession Number
010020405
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Description
Orange cylindrical glass bottle containing iron glycerophosphate scales; white paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states product and manufacturing information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening with brown wood cork closure; bottle is mostly full with silver metal scales
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
T. & H. Smith Ltd
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: orange
paper: white
ink: black
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "PRIZE MEDALS TRADE MARK // AWARDED US REGISTERED // IRON GLYCEROPHOSPHATE SCALES // T. & H. SMITH LTD. // EDINBURGH, LONDON, GLASGOW. // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; embossed on bottom: "8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork is grey, dirty at top; paper label is faded, with small tear at front centre bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"MacFarlan Smith Ltd." website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; T. & H. Smith Ltd was founded in 1827
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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
010020387 a-d
Description
Breast pump in box; brown rectangular cardboard box (a) and lid (b); lid with red border around top; box with label on side, printed with red and yellow ink, stating manufacturing and product information; breast pump (c) with brown and black marbled rubber bulb attached to clear glass section that …
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Accession Number
010020387 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump in box; brown rectangular cardboard box (a) and lid (b); lid with red border around top; box with label on side, printed with red and yellow ink, stating manufacturing and product information; breast pump (c) with brown and black marbled rubber bulb attached to clear glass section that flares out at open end; large rounded section to one side; round yellow plastic disc (d) with hole in middle
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 7.9 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
b - box lid - Size: Length 16.9 cm x Width 8.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - pump - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
d - washer - Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
United Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
glass: clear
rubber: brown, black
paper: brown
ink: yellow, red
plastic: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on side of box: ""KANTLEEK" // A Rexall PRODUCT // BREAST PUMP // LARGE ONYX BULB // (WIRED ON) // R 1470 // UNITED DRUG CO. BOSTON, U.S.A."; (c) embossed on handle of pump: "KANTLEEK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Box and lid (a, b) faded, water-damaged; rubber hardened on pump (c)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog C-30", American Hospital Supply, c. 1965, similar to model #14410-002; "Aloe’s Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians’ Supplies and Hospital Furnishings. 6th ed", A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 937 (similar to model #10987)
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; the yellow disc may or may not be a part of the breast pump
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020219 a-d
Description
Two boxes of dental canal points; cylindrical brown wooden boxes (a, b) with white paper labels printed with black ink; labels state product, size, manufacturing information; each box is filled with thin brown metal cylinders of various sizes with flat ends; each box has one cylindrical brown woode…
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Accession Number
010020219 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Root Canal Therapy
Description
Two boxes of dental canal points; cylindrical brown wooden boxes (a, b) with white paper labels printed with black ink; labels state product, size, manufacturing information; each box is filled with thin brown metal cylinders of various sizes with flat ends; each box has one cylindrical brown wooden cap (c, d) that rests atop the box.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Young Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
paper: white
ink: black
metal: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on label: "small - 2 // SILVE // CANAL POIN // No. 5 // As suggested by // Dr. E. A. Jasper, D.D // MADE IN U.S.A. // Young Dental Mfg // St. Louis Mo."; (b) printed on label: "small - 2o // SILVER // CANAL POIN // No. 4 // As suggested by // Dr. E. A. Jasper, D.D // MADE IN U.S.A. // Young Dental Mfg. // St. Louis Mo."; handwritten on label: "LARGE // 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Scotch tape remnants on labels; labels are ripped in places; points are slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 16 (similar to Gutta-Percha root canal points)
CD #10
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; canal points are used to fill root canals.
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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
010020404
Description
Clear rectangular glass bottle for carbolic acid; yellow paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states manufacturing information, directions; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
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Accession Number
010020404
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
Clear rectangular glass bottle for carbolic acid; yellow paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states manufacturing information, directions; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The T. W. Chamberlin Co.
Site Made (City)
Prescott
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "CARBOLIC // ACID // (POISON) // FOR EXTERNAL USE // DIRECTIONS // As a Caustic-Apply // the acid as it is, or dil- // ute if too strong. // As a Lotion. - The // bottleful to 1 1/2 pints // (Imperial) of water // mix thoroughly and // filter if not clear. // As a Dressing - Re- // place the water with // Pure Sweet Olive Oil, // Almond Oil, or Gly- // cerine. // For Burns or Scalds // - The bottleful to 1 // pint (Imperial) of // Pure Olive Oil. // THE T. W. CHAMBERLIN CO // PRESCOTT, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "628"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row D
Length
12.5 cm
Width
4.5 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is yellowed, faded
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020526 a-c
Description
Copper amalgam box is rectangular in shape and made of cardboard; box has a white top section (a), a gray bottom section (b) and a rectangular gray cardboard insert (c) which fits inside (b); (a) has two semi-circular cutouts on the long edges and a white sticker printed on in blue ink which stretc…
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Accession Number
010020526 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
MM= Dental Restoration, Permanent -- alloy/amalgam
Description
Copper amalgam box is rectangular in shape and made of cardboard; box has a white top section (a), a gray bottom section (b) and a rectangular gray cardboard insert (c) which fits inside (b); (a) has two semi-circular cutouts on the long edges and a white sticker printed on in blue ink which stretches the length of the box; (b) has the company information printed on the bottom in brown ink and a white sticker printed on in black ink on the bottom; sticker is covering half of the company logo printed on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box top - Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - box bottom - Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - insert - Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
cardboard: white, gray
paper: white
ink: blue, brown, black
Inscriptions
Printed in blue ink on the top of (a): "ONE OUNCE // S. S. White // Copper Amalgam // The S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co. // Philadelphia, Pa."; printed in blue ink on both sides of (a): "S. S. White // Copper // Amalgam"; printed in black ink on the sticker on (b): "3 4 5"; printed in brown ink on the bottom of (b): "J601-A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Condition Remarks
All parts show signs of wear with scuff and dirt marks present all over; there are black scuff marks on the inside of (b)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog G", S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 9 (similar to The S. S. White Copper Amalgam); "S.S. White" website; CD #4
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; The S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company began in 1844 as a tooth factory and over the years expanded to produce a variety of dental tools and machines; copper amalgam was used to fill teeth to prevent further tooth decay
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dental air chip-blower syringe

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14116
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020628
Description
Black rubber dental air chip-blower syringe has round base and nickel plated silver metal long narrow tube with diagonal 1.3 cm slanted tip; tube is attached to base by metal screw; bulb has ridge around the circumference 2.0 cm from bottom; tube has second 5.5 cm supporting rod in addition to the …
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Accession Number
010020628
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dental Prophylaxis -- instrumentation
Dentistry
Description
Black rubber dental air chip-blower syringe has round base and nickel plated silver metal long narrow tube with diagonal 1.3 cm slanted tip; tube is attached to base by metal screw; bulb has ridge around the circumference 2.0 cm from bottom; tube has second 5.5 cm supporting rod in addition to the main air tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue from 1915
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Diam 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber hard; overall wear particularly on black rubber base which has overall grey blotches; minor cracking of rubber around neck of base
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
“S. S. White Dental Catalogue, Catalogue-G”, S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, similar to p. 32 Model No.22
Research Facts
This is used as a chip-blower syringe providing a strong blast of air for clearing out debris from the cavity. The tube of the syringe is easily removed for sterilization. Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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dental air chip-blower syringe

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020630
Description
Black rubber dental air chip-blower syringe has round base and nickel plated silver metal long narrow tube with diagonal 1.3 cm slanted tip; tube is attached by metal screw cap; bulb has ridge around the circumference 2.0 cm from bottom.
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Accession Number
010020630
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dental Prophylaxis -- instrumentation
Dentistry
Description
Black rubber dental air chip-blower syringe has round base and nickel plated silver metal long narrow tube with diagonal 1.3 cm slanted tip; tube is attached by metal screw cap; bulb has ridge around the circumference 2.0 cm from bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue from 1915
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.3 cm x Diam 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber is hard; four small dents in tube; minor wear overall
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S. S. White Dental Catalogue, Catalogue-G”, S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 32 Model No. 22; CD #6
Research Facts
This is used as a chip-blower syringe providing a strong blast of air for clearing out debris from the cavity. The tube of the syringe is easily removed for sterilization. Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the Dental Canada Fund to create the museum in 1997. Further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
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dental amalgam plugger

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020592
Description
Double ended silver metal amalgam plugger dental instrument with cylindrical faceted handle with tight chevron raised design and curved hooks at both ends; one end is thicker and with a duller point than the other; etched into body are manufacturer's marks.
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Accession Number
010020592
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- plugger
MM= Dental Restoration, Permanent -- alloy/amalgam
Description
Double ended silver metal amalgam plugger dental instrument with cylindrical faceted handle with tight chevron raised design and curved hooks at both ends; one end is thicker and with a duller point than the other; etched into body are manufacturer's marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched: "5 // SWS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B2
Dimension Notes
Length 17.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tips of instrument on both ends are blackened, as if top coating has worn down to display under layers, several scratches into silver coating on body of instrument
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
“S. S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co., October 1916, 47, Amalgam Carriers and Fillers No. 5
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; tool is featured in S.S. White's Dental Catelogue under the title of "Plastic-Filling Instruments // Amalgam Carriers and Fillers" as "No. 5. Devised by Dr. W. St. Geo. Elliott. So-called loadstone. Double end. The larger point will attract amalgam, so that it can be carried to the cavity. The reverse end is a filler..........$0.90"
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dental articulator

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020368 a-b
Description
Brown metal dental articulator; base (a) with flat, hollow circle and raised back; bent rectangular piece of metal hinged to back of base; flat hollow top (b) with circle divided into two sections slides onto rectangular piece of metal, held in place via screw with heart-shaped handle; top sits par…
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Accession Number
010020368 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Brown metal dental articulator; base (a) with flat, hollow circle and raised back; bent rectangular piece of metal hinged to back of base; flat hollow top (b) with circle divided into two sections slides onto rectangular piece of metal, held in place via screw with heart-shaped handle; top sits parallel to the base and ground
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - top - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Scratched into sides: "VI M.D.L.G."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished, pitted, some corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ralph Crawford; “S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-L”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1914, p. 29 (similar to model #3); "A Catalogue of Artificial Teeth, Dental Materials...", Claudius Ash & Sons, 1880, p. 231 (similar to #76, 77)
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; he describes it as a Stephan articulator, an early model of a simple hinged articulator; it bears a strong resemblance to the no. 3 articulator found in a 1914 S.S. White catalogue, where it is described as complete, convenient and low-priced; similar designs, by a Mr. Smith and by Snow and Lewis, are also found in a 1880 Claudius Ash catalogue
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dental articulator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13492
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020371
Description
Silver metal dental articulator consists of two pieces of metal with ends split into two tines each; the other halves curve upward and downward, respectively, and are hinged together; the two ends are parallel to each other, with one flat on the ground; screw at top adjusts angle of top piece relat…
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Accession Number
010020371
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Silver metal dental articulator consists of two pieces of metal with ends split into two tines each; the other halves curve upward and downward, respectively, and are hinged together; the two ends are parallel to each other, with one flat on the ground; screw at top adjusts angle of top piece relative to bottom piece
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Scratched into side: "O. Everlan"; scratched into bottom: "38"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is tarnished; articulator covered with plaster remnants
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Jill Burbank
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Jill Burbank, wife of Dr. Erwin C. Burbank, from Victoria, British Columbia; Dr. Burbank practiced dentistry in Montreal with his brother, Dr. Alton W. Burbank; Alton Burbank took over the practice of Dr. Stevenson, who graduated in the 1880s and was elected the first president of the Canadian Dental Association in 1902
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dental articulator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13502
Dates
1917
1925
1917-1925
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020381
Description
Yellow metal dental articulator; rectangular base with round mounting plate in centre; rectangular piece rises from back of base; piece of metal curves backward from top of rectangle; triangular top piece hinged to curved piece, sits parallel to base; cylinder comes down from tip, touches v-shaped …
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Accession Number
010020381
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Yellow metal dental articulator; rectangular base with round mounting plate in centre; rectangular piece rises from back of base; piece of metal curves backward from top of rectangle; triangular top piece hinged to curved piece, sits parallel to base; cylinder comes down from tip, touches v-shaped stand on base
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1917
1925
1917-1925
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved at top: "AUTOMATIC // ANATOMIC // ARTICULATOR // HALL // PAT'D JUNE 20. 1916 // " MARCH 17. 1917 // " APRIL 10. 1917 // OTHER PATENTS PENDING"; engraved at bottom: "SSW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 14.4 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is tarnished; green and white remnants, especially on mounting plate
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ralph Crawford
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; the articulator was designed by Rupert E. Hall
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dental articulator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13503
Dates
1919
1929
1919-1929
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020382 a-h
Description
Grey metal dental articulator (a); T-shaped base with round mounting plate in centre; two cylinders with circles on top rise from back ends; rectangular cut-outs in circles; cylinders sit in rectangular cut-outs on base, allowing them to be adjustable; rectangular top piece attached to perpendicula…
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Accession Number
010020382 a-h
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Grey metal dental articulator (a); T-shaped base with round mounting plate in centre; two cylinders with circles on top rise from back ends; rectangular cut-outs in circles; cylinders sit in rectangular cut-outs on base, allowing them to be adjustable; rectangular top piece attached to perpendicular cylinder, which rests in circles on top of cylinders at side; various screws allow top piece to be adjustable; round mounting plate (b) attaches to top piece with screw (h); centering plate (c) screws into top piece; v-shaped rest (d) attaches to front tip via screw (e); pointed cylinder (f) attaches to front tip via screw at side (g)
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - articulator - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 12.4 cm
b - mounting plate - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
c - centering plate - Size: Length 8.3 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - stand - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
e - screw - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
f - point - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
g - screw - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
h - screw - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1919
1929
1919-1929
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: grey, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved at top: "WADSWORTH // ARTICULATOR // PATENTED // OCT-28-1919 // SSW // MADE IN UNITED // STATES OF AMERICA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Two springs at back are rusted; plaster remnants on mounting plates
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"The History of Articulators, Part IV", Edgar N. Starcke, The Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2003, p. 53-54
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; this articulator was designed by Frank M. Wadsworth, who filed for patent in 1916; this articulator features a centering plate for projecting the occlusal curves, a curved condylar path, and an intercondylar distance-adjustment mechanism, known as the "Wadsworth triangle"
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dental automatic mallet

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13295
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020173
Description
Box for an automatic mallet; rectangular hollow brown wooden box with one closed end and circle-shaped opening at other end; white paper label printed with green ink and stamped with purple ink affixed to four sides of box; label features product name and patent date, manufacturer's information, de…
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Accession Number
010020173
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- mallet
Description
Box for an automatic mallet; rectangular hollow brown wooden box with one closed end and circle-shaped opening at other end; white paper label printed with green ink and stamped with purple ink affixed to four sides of box; label features product name and patent date, manufacturer's information, description of product and a life-size illustration of the mallet.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
paper: white
ink: green, purple
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "THE S. S. WHITE DENTAL MF'G. CO. // MADE IN U.S.A. // SIX VARIATIONS OF STROKE // TWELVE DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT BLOWS. // S. S. WHITE AUTOMATIC MALLET // PATENTED MARCH 17, 1903 D.R.G.M. 189147"; stamped on label: "629290 // Oil Before Using // 02377"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is very faded, worn, and torn in places
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p. 37 (S. S. White Automatic Mallet)
CD #10
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; mallets were used to condense gold fillings; an S. S. White catalogue states the mallet was a radical departure from older designs; the mallet's blow or stroke could be changed instantly by the guiding of the operator's fingers without having to remove the plugger point from the end
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dental battle-ax excavator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14099
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020606
Description
Single ended silver metal dental battle-ax excavator with smooth cylindrical faceted handle end with a oval-shaped edge.
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Accession Number
010020606
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Caries
Dental Instruments
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- excavator
Description
Single ended silver metal dental battle-ax excavator with smooth cylindrical faceted handle end with a oval-shaped edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Etched: "137"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B2
Dimension Notes
Length 14.7 cm x Width 0.4 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"S. S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co., October 1916, 21.
Research Facts
Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; instrument identified as a dental excavator "battle-ax" through comparisons with dental instruments in the S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. Catelog.
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dental burnisher

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020386
Description
Dental burnisher; octagonal black wooden handle; silver metal end with two decorative etched rings, then becomes smooth, tapers then branches into two tips; one with a rounded flat end and the other covered with a smooth sphere
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Accession Number
010020386
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- burnisher
Description
Dental burnisher; octagonal black wooden handle; silver metal end with two decorative etched rings, then becomes smooth, tapers then branches into two tips; one with a rounded flat end and the other covered with a smooth sphere
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is scratched at end of handle; metal is tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances", Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 951 (similar to model #4164-U)
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; burnishers were used to smooth out fillings after being placed in the cavity.
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dental casting outfit

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020336 a-g
Description
Dental casting and swaging outfit; rectangular brown paper box (b) and lid (a); lid states manufacturing and product information, printed with brown ink; two half-pound green-enamelled silver metal rectangular boxes (c, d) of Melotte Moldine; product information printed with black enamel on sides a…
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Accession Number
010020336 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- casting appliance
Description
Dental casting and swaging outfit; rectangular brown paper box (b) and lid (a); lid states manufacturing and product information, printed with brown ink; two half-pound green-enamelled silver metal rectangular boxes (c, d) of Melotte Moldine; product information printed with black enamel on sides and lids; brown metal cylindrical swager (e), rounded at top and slightly indented at bottom; brown rubber ring (f); cylindrical brown metal stamp (g) with flat bottom and imprint of the top of a molar at top
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
b - box - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
c - moldine box - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
d - moldine box - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
e - swager - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
f - ring - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
g - stamp - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: brown, silver
enamel: green, black
rubber: brown
paper: brown
ink: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on top: "MELOTTE // Registered in // MOLDINE OUTFIT // U.S. Patent Office // FOR CROWN AND COUNTER DIES // To soften Moldine, moisten with Glycerin // THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MANUFACTURING CO. // Made in United States of America"; printed on sides: "Melotte // Moldine // Outfit // Moldine // Melotte // Fusible Metal // Rubber Ring // Ladle No. 8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box and lid (a, b) very faded, worn, dirty; bottom of box very fragile, half missing; metal on Moldine boxes (c, d) rusty; (c) is dented, with small hole at bottom; (d) is in poor condition, severely corroded with large part of one side missing; metal tarnished on (e, g); rubber ring (f) is hardened into oval shape, but slightly malleable
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 68-73; “S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-L”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1914, p. 21; American Journal of Dental Science, Vol. 22, No. 1, May 1888
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; Melotte Moldine was used to take impressions of teeth or roots, so a metal crown or bridge could be made; this outfit does not include what is listed on the box, but includes other items; missing are a ladle and cubes of fusible metal; an 1888 advertisement states the complete outfit includes an impression cup, rubber ring, fusible metal as well as the moldine
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