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dental gold disk dispenser

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020169 a-e
Description
Rectangular brown wooden box (a); silver metal sheet nailed to one side with curved top edge; in-between curves, yellow metal circles are visible; four holes, from larger to smaller, on opposite side of box; yellow metal circles visible in holes; circles are held down by four silver metal nails (b,…
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Accession Number
010020169 a-e
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Description
Rectangular brown wooden box (a); silver metal sheet nailed to one side with curved top edge; in-between curves, yellow metal circles are visible; four holes, from larger to smaller, on opposite side of box; yellow metal circles visible in holes; circles are held down by four silver metal nails (b, c, d, e); when nails are removed, circles spring upward.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - nail - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
c - nail - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
d - nail - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
e - nail - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on back: "CODMAN & // SHURTLEFF // BOSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is tarnished with some corrosion; only the larger metal circles spring upward when nails are removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. P. Ralph Crawford; 010020179 a-b
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; the purpose of this box may be to store dental gold wafers; it is also similar to a metal dental cotton dispenser in the same collection, which also has a metal spring action.
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