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Dates
1900
1950
circa 1900-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020283
Description
Silver metal mouth gag; two handles hinged together in middle; bottoms of handles flare outward, with grooves on sides for grip; top halves curve downward; ends are square with etched lines for grip; raised semi-circular sides; forceps are adjusted via piece of metal with grooved cut-out sections a…
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Accession Number
010020283
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Description
Silver metal mouth gag; two handles hinged together in middle; bottoms of handles flare outward, with grooves on sides for grip; top halves curve downward; ends are square with etched lines for grip; raised semi-circular sides; forceps are adjusted via piece of metal with grooved cut-out sections attached to handles; a knob on one handle fits into the grooves
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
circa 1900-1950
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "THE J.F. HARTZ CO. // STAINLESS"; engraved inside handle: "37"; scratched at top: "T RELOAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 12.6 cm Width 7.4 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe’s Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians’ Supplies and Hospital Furnishings. 6th ed", A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 278 (similar to model #5715)
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
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wooden dental bur cabinet

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020292
Description
Wooden dental bur cabinet, painted cream; rectangular base; flat rectangular back; two holes at top to hang cabinet on wall; top curves slightly downward over top; manufacturer's logo painted at top centre in gold, blue, yellow, black; sides taper upward; door made of thin rectangular panels of woo…
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Accession Number
010020292
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wooden dental bur cabinet, painted cream; rectangular base; flat rectangular back; two holes at top to hang cabinet on wall; top curves slightly downward over top; manufacturer's logo painted at top centre in gold, blue, yellow, black; sides taper upward; door made of thin rectangular panels of wood slides down from top to bottom; black-enamelled round knob at front centre; inside cabinet are horizontal and vertical dividers, creating 24 small squares, slanted slighty upward
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
wood: brown
paint: cream, yellow, blue, yellow, black
metal: silver
enamel: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "TRADE MARK REGISTERED // THE AMALGAMATED // DENTAL CO. LTD. // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 20.9 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Door opens smoothly; painted logo faded; paint peeling on bottom, edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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. Marc Lemieux from Ottawa, Ontario; the Amalgamated Dental Co. was founded in 1924
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wooden dental bur cabinet

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020293 a-g
Description
Wooden dental bur cabinet, painted cream (a); rectangular base; flat rectangular back; two holes at top to hang cabinet on wall; top curves slightly downward over top; manufacturer's logo painted at top centre in gold, blue, yellow, black; sides taper upward; door made of thin rectangular panels of…
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Accession Number
010020293 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wooden dental bur cabinet, painted cream (a); rectangular base; flat rectangular back; two holes at top to hang cabinet on wall; top curves slightly downward over top; manufacturer's logo painted at top centre in gold, blue, yellow, black; sides taper upward; door made of thin rectangular panels of wood slides down from top to bottom; black-enamelled round knob at front centre; inside cabinet are rectangular horizontal (b, c, d) and vertical (e, f, g) dividers, creating 24 small squares, slanted slighty upward
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - cabinet - Size: Length 20.9 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
b - divider - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
c - divider - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
d - divider - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - divider - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
f - divider - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
g - divider - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
wood: brown
paint: cream, yellow, blue, yellow, black
metal: silver
enamel: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on top: "TRADE MARK REGISTERED // THE AMALGAMATED // DENTAL CO. LTD. // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D2-4
Condition Remarks
Door does not open smoothly; paint peeling badly on back, sides; rust marks inside cabinet from metal burs; two 2 cm cracks in wood on each side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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 Amalgamated Dental Co. was founded in 1924
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wooden dental bur cabinet

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020294
Description
Wooden dental bur cabinet, painted cream; flat rectangular back; two holes at top to hang cabinet on wall; sides curves slightly inward toward front; manufacturer's logo painted at top centre in gold, blue, yellow, black; two doors made of vertical rectangular panels of wood slide along sides towar…
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Accession Number
010020294
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wooden dental bur cabinet, painted cream; flat rectangular back; two holes at top to hang cabinet on wall; sides curves slightly inward toward front; manufacturer's logo painted at top centre in gold, blue, yellow, black; two doors made of vertical rectangular panels of wood slide along sides toward centre; black-enamelled round knobs at end of each door; inside cabinet are horizontal and vertical dividers, creating two sets of 24 small squares, slanted slighty upward
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
wood: brown
paint: cream, yellow, blue, yellow, black
metal: silver
enamel: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "THE AMALGAMATED // DENTAL CO. LTD. // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 33.5 cm x Width 18.7 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Doors opens smoothly; painted logo faded; paint peeling on bottom, edges; scratches in wood on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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. Marc Lemieux from Ottawa, Ontario; the Amalgamated Dental Co. was founded in 1924
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dental root elevator

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Dates
1900
1950
circa 1900-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020295
Description
Silver metal dental root elevator; tapering cylindrical body curves slightly near bottom; triangular tip; rectangular handle, with angled edges, at top perpendicular to body; etched cross-pattern in middle of handle for grip; each cylindrical end of the handle flares out, with two decorative circle…
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Accession Number
010020295
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry, Operative
Root Canal Therapy
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- elevator
Description
Silver metal dental root elevator; tapering cylindrical body curves slightly near bottom; triangular tip; rectangular handle, with angled edges, at top perpendicular to body; etched cross-pattern in middle of handle for grip; each cylindrical end of the handle flares out, with two decorative circles in middle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Cleveland Dental Mfg. Co. (Clev-Dent)
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
circa 1900-1950
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "CLEV-DENT 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm Width 9.7 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly tarnished, mostly at tip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-D”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p. 16 (similar to model #27C); "The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 95
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's tip most resembles Cryer's universal root elevator, but most examples show a straight handle, not one that is perpendicular to the tip, as this item has; Clev-Dent was established in 1896
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set of dental instruments

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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020307 a-l
Description
Silver metal instruments with instrument roll; rectangular red felt roll (a) with black fabric tie at side; fifteen cylindrical pockets sewn at bottom to hold instruments; instruments with octagonal handles with engraved concentric circles for grip; double-end excavator (b) with flat rectangular ti…
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Accession Number
010020307 a-l
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
MM= Dental Prophylaxis -- scaler
Description
Silver metal instruments with instrument roll; rectangular red felt roll (a) with black fabric tie at side; fifteen cylindrical pockets sewn at bottom to hold instruments; instruments with octagonal handles with engraved concentric circles for grip; double-end excavator (b) with flat rectangular tips at a slight angle; smooth handle tapers at both ends; double-end chisel (c) with flat, rectangular tips; smooth handle tapers at both ends; double-end excavator (d) with flat, rectangular tips at a slight angle; smooth handle tapers at both ends; excavator (e) with pointed tip at a 90-degree angle; excavator (f) with flat, rectangular tip at a slight angle; double-end excavator (g) with flat, rectangular tips at a slight angle; smooth handle tapers at both ends; (a-g) made by American Dental Mfg. Co.; two Clev-Dent scalers (h, i) with curving tips; double-end Star-Dent chisel (j) with flat, rectangular tips at a slight angle; smooth handle tapers at both ends; explorer (k) with curving, pointed tip; Bisco chisel (l) with flat, rectangular tip at a slight curve
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 21.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - excavator - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
c - chisel - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
d - excavator - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
e - excavator - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
f - excavator - Size: Length 15.4 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
g - excavator - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
h - scaler - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
i - scaler - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
j - chisel - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - explorer - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - chisel - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
fabric: red, black
Inscriptions
(b) Engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 9 80 4 8 34 35"; (c) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 15 20 16 19"; (d) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 7 80 2 1/2 9 32 33"; (e) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 3-2-28 1"; (f) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 10 4 8 4"; (g) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 12 80 5 8 36 3"; (h) engraved on handle: "CLEV-DENT 8 R.GOOD SCALER"; (i) engraved on handle: "CLEV-DENT 8 R.GOOD SCALER"; (j) engraved on handle: "MADE BY STAR DENT IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 15 15 3 2 2 5"; (k) engraved on handle: "MADE IN USA IVORY ML COL CUR 2L"; hand-etched into handle: "Ralph Garnet"; (l) engraved on handle: "MADE IN U.S.A. BISCO 18 9 6 210"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Black sticky substance on (j); fabric roll (a) is curved
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p.14-19
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
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set of dental instruments

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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020308 a-y
Description
Silver metal instruments with instrument roll; rectangular red felt roll (a) with black fabric tie at side; 36 cylindrical pockets sewn at bottom to hold instruments; instruments with octagonal handles with engraved concentric circles for grip; S.S. White double-end plastic-filling instrument (b) w…
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Accession Number
010020308 a-y
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
MM= Dental Prophylaxis -- scaler
Description
Silver metal instruments with instrument roll; rectangular red felt roll (a) with black fabric tie at side; 36 cylindrical pockets sewn at bottom to hold instruments; instruments with octagonal handles with engraved concentric circles for grip; S.S. White double-end plastic-filling instrument (b) with one oval tip, one circular tip, both at a slight angle; S.S. White plastic-filling instrument (c) with oval tip at an angle; American Dental Mfg. Co. excavator (d) with flat, rectangular tip at a slight angle; ADMC double-end excavator (e) with curved rectangular tips; ADMC excavator (f) with flat, rectangular tip at a slight angle; ADMC double-end excavator (g) with flat, rectangular tips at an angle; Clev-Dent scaler (h) with curving oval tip; Clev-Dent spatula (i) with flat, tapering rounded end; Suter double-end excavator (j) with flat, rectangular tips at a slight angle; Suter excavator (k) with flat, rectangular tip at a 90-degree angle; Suter excavator (l) with flat, rectangular tip at a slight angle; Miltex double-end spatula (m) with flat, oval ends; Star-Dent double-end excavator (n) with curving, flat oval tips; Claudius Ash spatula (o) with rectangular flat end; Udimcolite excavator (p) with flat, rectangular tip at a slight angle; Premier double-end plastic-filling instrument (q) with one circular tip, one cone-shaped tip; spatula (r) with red rubber handle, flat oval end; white and grey plastic Premier double-end excavator (s) with pointed, angled ends; three R & R Co. cone-socket point handles (t, u, v) with cone-shaped tips screwed onto ends (w, x, y)
Number Of Parts
25
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 37.5 cm x Width 22.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - plastic-filling instrument - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - plastic-filling instrument - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - excavator - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
e - excavator - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - excavator - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
g - excavator - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
h - scaler - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
i - spatula - Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
j - excavator - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - excavator - Size: Length 14.6 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - excavator - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
m - spatula - Size: Length 18.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
n - excavator - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
o - spatula - Size: Length 15.3 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
p - excavator - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
q - plastic-filling instrument - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
r - spatula - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
s - excavator - Size: Length 16.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
t - handle - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
u - handle - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
v - handle - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
w - point - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
x - point - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
y - point - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
fabric: red, black
plastic: white, grey, red
Inscriptions
(b) Engraved on handle: "MADE BY S.S. WHTE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SSW WDS TARNO 3"; (c) engraved on handle: "SSW 23"; (d) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 10 4 8 4"; (e) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 10 80 7 14 28"; (f) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 6 1/2 2 1/2 9 3"; (g) engraved on handle: "AMERICAN DENTAL MFG. CO. 10 7 14 8 9"; (h) engraved on handle: "CLEV-DENT 3 R.GOOD SCALER"; (i) engraved on handle: "CLEV-DENT 5 Stainless"; (j) engraved on handle: "SUTER DENT.CHICO.CAL. 7 80 2 1/2 9 FERRIER 34 35"; (k) engraved on handle: "O. SUTER DENT. MFG. CO. 18 10 16 FERRIER 41"; (l) engraved on handle: "SUTER DENT.CHICO.CAL. 14 6 8 FERRIER 20"; (m) engraved on handle: "Miltex GERMANY STAINLESS 7"; (n) engraved on handle: "ADE BY STAR DENT IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STARLIT 9 E EXC"; (o) engraved on handle: "PT 322 ASH ENGLAND Lustra"; (p) engraved on handle: "MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ; UDIMCOLITE
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Fabric roll (a) is curved; metal is slightly dulled; (j) and (k) have red rubber elastics around handles
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p.15, 19, 45, 48
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; most of these instruments are American, except for the Ash spatula, which is from England, and the Miltex spatula, which was made in Germany
Exhibit History
(b-y) On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #6, 29 March 2011 - November 2014
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020310
Description
Silver metal dentimeter; octagonal handle with smooth round end; handle becomes cylindrical, tapers to tip; oval cut-out at tip; binding wire goes around knob on side of handle and through hole at top
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Accession Number
010020310
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Weights and Measures
Description
Silver metal dentimeter; octagonal handle with smooth round end; handle becomes cylindrical, tapers to tip; oval cut-out at tip; binding wire goes around knob on side of handle and through hole at top
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
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "MADE BY S.S. WHITE IN U.S.A. SSW 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Binding wire is twisted around head of instrument; metal is slightly scratched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p. 56 (Exact Dentimeter No. 2); Dr. P. 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. Donald Beauprie from Deep River, Ontario; it would be used to measure the circumference of a tooth and matching it to a copper band in preparation for a Richmond type crown.
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dental transillumination set

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Dates
1922
1930
circa 1922-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020311 a-r
Description
Cameron's Dental Diagnostoset, a transillumination set; black leather purple fabric-lined rectangular case (a) with metal clasp closures at side; black leather tabs on hinges hold instruments inside; brown leather handle at side; black cylindrical Bakelite vitalitester (b) with yellow metal screw o…
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Accession Number
010020311 a-r
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Pulp Test
Periodontal Diseases
Dental Caries
Dental Equipment
Description
Cameron's Dental Diagnostoset, a transillumination set; black leather purple fabric-lined rectangular case (a) with metal clasp closures at side; black leather tabs on hinges hold instruments inside; brown leather handle at side; black cylindrical Bakelite vitalitester (b) with yellow metal screw on one end, square knob that travels along side marked with numbers 1-12; cylindrical adjuster (c) with white ceramic ends, silver metal top, black middle covered with circular perforations, purple fabric-covered wire coming from bottom; white cylindrical glass surgilite (d), silver metal at bottom, with tapering handle that curves at top, with round clear glass tip; seven cylindrical white glass lamps; one with red rubber sleeve at top that curves (e); dentalamp (f) with round clear glass top that curves; two vitalitesters (g, h) with brown metal ends, two metal prongs at top that curves; straight antralamp (i) that tapers to top; two straight dentalamps (j, k) with round clear glass ends; purple fabric-covered wire (l) with silver metal bottom end, black plastic top end with clear glass bulb; two silver metal mirrors (m, n) on handles with grips at bottom to attach to lamps; silver metal magnifying glass (o) with handle with grip; three cylindrical red rubber sleeves (p, q, r) protect lamps
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 35.2 cm x Width 33.0 cm x Depth 7.8 cm
b - vitalitester - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - adjuster - Size: Length 21.3 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
d - surgilite - Size: Length 29.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
e - lamp - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
f - dentalamp - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
g - vitalitester - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - vitalitester - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
i - antralamp - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - dentalamp - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - dentalamp - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
l - cord - Size: Length 90.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
m - mirror - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
n - mirror - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
o - magnifying glass - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
p - rubber sleeve - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
q - rubber sleeve - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
r - rubber sleeve - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Cameron's surgical specialty Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1922
1930
circa 1922-1930
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
leather: black, brown
fabric: purple
glass: white, clear
ceramic: white
plastic: black
rubber: red
metal: silver, brown
enamel: yellow, purple, black
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on handle: "C.P. BEYER, D.D.S. // CAMERON'S DENTAL DIAGNOSTOSET // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY COMPANY // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; printed on ribbon inside lid: "CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; printed on metal plaque inside lid: "The minimum charge // for a complete diagnosis // with // Cameron's Dental Diagnostoset // is // $5.00 // Will J. Cameron"; (b) embossed on tester: "CAMERON'S VITALITESTER. // PATENTS PENDING. // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (c) printed on adjuster: "CAMERON'S VITROHM // POTENTIAL ADJUSTER // PATENTED AND PATENTS PENDING // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (d) printed on side: "CAMERON'S SURGILITE // RIGHT ANGLE LAMP // PAT. DEC. 16, 1916 // OCT. 31, 1922 // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (f) printed on side: "CAMERON'S DENTALAMP // RIGHT ANGLE LAMP // PAT. DEC 19, 1916 // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (g, h) printed on side: "CAMERON'S VITALITESTER // PAT. PENDING // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (i) printed on side: "CAMERON'S ANTRALAMP // PAT. DEC. 16, 1916 // OCT. 31, 1922 // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (j, k) printed on side: "CAMERON'S DENTALAMP // PAT. DEC. 19, 1916 // OCT. 31, 1922 // CAMERON'S SURGICAL SPECIALTY CO. // CHICAGO, U.S.A."; (m) engraved on back: "BOILO // BOILO // 6 // MADE IN U.S.A."; (n) engraved on back: "BOILO // BOILO // 4 // MADE IN U.S.A."; (m, n) engraved on bottom: "ARGUS MODEL C."; (o) engraved on side: "7X // 1 1/2" E.F. "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0007-D2-5
Condition Remarks
Fabric in case (a) faded, metal on case tarnished, leather handle very worn, metal at back of case very corroded; metal cracking, rubber remnants on lamp (d); metal end missing on some lamps (e, f, j); metal ends on some lamps (g, h, i, k) are very tarnished, cracking; glass end on (h) coming off; rubber sleeve on (e) does not come off; metal tarnished on mirrors (m , n); rubber sleeves (p, q, r) only just malleable, in danger of cracking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Jean P. Loiselle; see 010020142 for Dr. Cameron's 1924 book, "Diagnosis by Transillumination"
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. Bradley Holmes from Kenora, Ontario; transillumination sets were used to discover shadows in the alveolar process and below the gum margin, indicating tartar, to check the vitality of dental pulp, find cavities, pyorrhea, and to find periodontal disease through the use of electricity and lamps
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sheets of dental tin foil

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13449
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020328
Description
Booklet containing sheets of dental tin foil; square booklet contains white pages; cover, printed with orange ink, states product, manufacturer, number of sheets and thickness of foil; square sheets of tin foil interspersed throughout pages
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Accession Number
010020328
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
Dental Caries
Description
Booklet containing sheets of dental tin foil; square booklet contains white pages; cover, printed with orange ink, states product, manufacturer, number of sheets and thickness of foil; square sheets of tin foil interspersed throughout pages
Number Of Parts
1
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
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
paper: white
ink: orange
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on cover page: "4 // 25 SHEETS // EXTRA TOUGH // CHEMIC[Illeg.] PURE // TIN FOIL // THE S.S. WHITE // DENTAL MANUFACTURING CO. // X-58 MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 22
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Pages are dirty, worn; few sheets of foil remain; foil that remains is disintegrating; 1.5 cm hole in front centre of front page
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p.14
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; tin foil was used as a filling material for cavities; it was well-regarded for its easy working, compatibility, and preservative quality
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dental x-ray film

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13450
Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020329 a-c
Description
Dental x-ray film box; yellow and silver metal rectangular box (a) and lid (b) with rounded corners, enamelled in orange and blue; product and manufacturer's information printed on top of lid and bottom of box; sides of box with white semi-circle with rays coming out of it; white paper attached ins…
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Accession Number
010020329 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Dental
Dental Equipment
Description
Dental x-ray film box; yellow and silver metal rectangular box (a) and lid (b) with rounded corners, enamelled in orange and blue; product and manufacturer's information printed on top of lid and bottom of box; sides of box with white semi-circle with rays coming out of it; white paper attached inside lid, printed with black ink, states manufacturer's guarantee, expiry date stamped with purple ink; box contains 19 black rectangular x-ray films in red rubber frames with rounded corners (c)
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
c - films - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
General Electric X-Ray Corporation
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: yellow, silver
enamel: white, orange, blue
rubber: red
film: black
paper: white
ink: black, purple
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on bottom: "VICTOR-BOLIN // DENTAL X-RAY FILMS // LIGHTNING // GENERAL ELECTRIC // X-RAY CORPORATION // CHICAGO BRANCHES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES U.S.A. // FORMERLY VICTOR X-RAY CORPORATION // MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1537925"; (b) printed on top: "VICTOR-BOLIN // DENTAL X-RAY FILMS // LIGHTNING // GENERAL ELECTRIC // X-RAY CORPORATION // CHICAGO BRANCHES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES U.S.A. // FORMERLY VICTOR X-RAY CORPORATION // MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1537925"; printed inside lid: "This Box Contains Safety Film // Guarantee Expires JUN 1936 // In case of complaint for any reason please // return this slip with sample films both used // and unused to your dealer or direct to // GENERAL ELECTRIC // X-RAY CORPORATION // 2012 Jackson Boulevard Chicago,Ill.,U.S.A."; (c) embossed on film packages: "LICENSED FOR USE WITH // ORIGINAL CONTENTS ONLY // U.S.PAT. MAY 12, 1925 // VICTOR-BOLIN FILM // G.E.X-RAY CORPORATION // MADE IN // CHICAGO, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly tarnished, scratched on outside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Gendex Dental Systems" website; "Free Patent Online" 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. Irwin G. Kreisman from Ottawa, Ontario; the Victor Electric Corporation began making x-ray machines in 1896; they became the Victor X-Ray Corporation in 1920, were acquired by General Electric in 1926, and by 1930 the company was renamed the General Electric X-Ray Corporation; the x-ray film design was filed in 1922 and patented in 1925
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dental x-ray film box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13451
Dates
1930
1935
circa 1930-1935
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020330 a-b
Description
Dental x-ray film box; grey and silver metal rectangular box (a) and lid (b) with rounded corners, enamelled in orange and blue; product and manufacturer's information printed on top of lid and bottom of box; sides of box with white semi-circle with rays coming out of it; box is empty
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Accession Number
010020330 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Dental
Dental Equipment
Description
Dental x-ray film box; grey and silver metal rectangular box (a) and lid (b) with rounded corners, enamelled in orange and blue; product and manufacturer's information printed on top of lid and bottom of box; sides of box with white semi-circle with rays coming out of it; box is empty
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
General Electric X-Ray Corporation
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1935
circa 1930-1935
Date Remarks
Based on similar item
Material
metal: grey, silver
enamel: white, orange, blue
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on bottom: "VICTOR-BOLIN // DENTAL X-RAY FILMS // LIGHTNING // GENERAL ELECTRIC // X-RAY CORPORATION // CHICAGO BRANCHES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES U.S.A. // FORMERLY VICTOR X-RAY CORPORATION // MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1537925"; (b) printed on top: "VICTOR-BOLIN // DENTAL X-RAY FILMS // LIGHTNING // GENERAL ELECTRIC // X-RAY CORPORATION // CHICAGO BRANCHES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES U.S.A. // FORMERLY VICTOR X-RAY CORPORATION // MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1537925"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box is tarnished all over, scratched on outside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Gendex Dental Systems" website; "Free Patent Online" website; 010020329
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 Victor Electric Corporation began making x-ray machines in 1896; they became the Victor X-Ray Corporation in 1920, were acquired by General Electric in 1926, and by 1930 the company was renamed the General Electric X-Ray Corporation; the x-ray film design was filed in 1922 and patented in 1925
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dental die-plate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13452
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020331
Description
Silver metal dental die-plate; rectangular plate with manufacturer's name embossed at top; hole punched at top centre; 72 embossed molds of tops of teeth in rows on front; smooth on back side
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Accession Number
010020331
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
Silver metal dental die-plate; rectangular plate with manufacturer's name embossed at top; hole punched at top centre; 72 embossed molds of tops of teeth in rows on front; smooth on back side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Ransom & Randolph Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
Metal: silver, grey
Inscriptions
Embossed on top: "COATES DIE-PLATE // THE RANSOM & RANDOLPH Co. TOLEDO, O. AGENT // LEFT RIGHT"; scratched on back: "C.M. Snow // D.D.S"
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 19.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal dull and tarnished, especially on back; pink remnants in bottom left hand corner of front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
J. Diane Snow
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 J. Diane Snow from Vancouver, British Columbia and was originally owned by her father Dr. Cecil Montague Snow, who used it during 1929-1942 while traveling around rural Saskatchewan, after which he settled in Calgary, Alberta; he graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland in 1916
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dental die-plate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13453
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020332
Description
Silver metal dental die-plate; rectangular plate with manufacturer's name embossed at top; hole punched at top centre; 72 embossed molds of tops of teeth in rows on front; smooth on back side.
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Accession Number
010020332
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
Silver metal dental die-plate; rectangular plate with manufacturer's name embossed at top; hole punched at top centre; 72 embossed molds of tops of teeth in rows on front; smooth on back side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Ransom & Randolph Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on similar item
Material
Metal: silver, grey
Inscriptions
Embossed on top: "COATES DIE-PLATE // THE RANSOM & RANDOLPH Co. TOLEDO, O. AGENT // LEFT RIGHT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished, especially on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
010020331
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. James Varey from Grandview, Manitoba
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dental die-plate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13454
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020333
Description
Silver metal dental die-plate; round plate with 160 tooth molds engraved into front in concentric circles; hole punched in centre; back side is smooth
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Accession Number
010020333
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
Silver metal dental die-plate; round plate with 160 tooth molds engraved into front in concentric circles; hole punched in centre; back side is smooth
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on similar item
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on top: "IMPROVED // UNIVERSAL DIE PLATE No. 12."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Temporary Location
On display “Toothless: A History of Dentures” at the Museum of Healthcare; 27 Oct 2015
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished, especially on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
010020331
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. James Varey from Grandview, Manitoba
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dental shade guide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13459
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020338 a-c
Description
Dental shade guide consisting of silver metal dome-shaped cover (a) that slighty tapers at top; brown wooden holder (b), painted black; round holder slightly tapers at top; 26 holes around edge with engraved letters of the alphabet beside them; holes are filled with porcelain teeth ranging from whi…
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Accession Number
010020338 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Restoration
Dental Prosthesis
Dental Equipment
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- colour guide
Description
Dental shade guide consisting of silver metal dome-shaped cover (a) that slighty tapers at top; brown wooden holder (b), painted black; round holder slightly tapers at top; 26 holes around edge with engraved letters of the alphabet beside them; holes are filled with porcelain teeth ranging from white to beige; teeth are embossed with letters; removable wooden knob (c) in middle with round, bulbous end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cover - Size: Depth 5.3 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
b - holder - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
c - knob - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Diam. 2.3 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
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
paint: black
porcelain: white, beige
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved at top: "UNIS // R.P. // PARIS // FRANCE // 66"; (b) printed on edge: "SSW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal inside cover (a) is tarnished; paint on wooden holder (b) faded, especially at edges; paint peeling, mostly gone from top of knob (c); teeth for letters B and O are missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ralph Crawford; “S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p.91-92
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. Graham Pettapiece from Victoria, British Columbia; it is described as a 'Hound's Tooth' shade guide; the holder is made by S.S. White, the cover is perhaps from another object; this guide would be used with a porcelain kit to create inlays and crown and bridge work; the dentist would hold up the shade models beside the tooth in the mouth until the closest matching colour was found
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dental cotton dispenser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13460
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020339 a-b
Description
Silver metal dental cotton dispenser; hollow cylindrical dispenser (a) with open bottom, smaller circular opening at top; coiled spring (b) with flat round circles at either end; spring fits inside dispenser, larger circle at bottom of spring forms base of dispenser, rests on three metal knobs at b…
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Accession Number
010020339 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dental Equipment
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Silver metal dental cotton dispenser; hollow cylindrical dispenser (a) with open bottom, smaller circular opening at top; coiled spring (b) with flat round circles at either end; spring fits inside dispenser, larger circle at bottom of spring forms base of dispenser, rests on three metal knobs at bottom of dispenser; cotton is forced against opening at top
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - dispenser - Size: Depth 4.8 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is very tarnished; silver plating is gone on bottom half
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-K”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1914, p. 22 (similar to Cotton Holder No. 1)
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
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dental x-ray film

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13467
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020346
Description
Rectangular dental x-ray film box; white-enamelled metal box with lid that opens to the left side via two round hinges; product and manufacturing information embossed on lid; inside box is black, separated into two square compartments; two holes at top and bottom for hanging; box is empty
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Accession Number
010020346
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Dental
Dental Equipment
Description
Rectangular dental x-ray film box; white-enamelled metal box with lid that opens to the left side via two round hinges; product and manufacturing information embossed on lid; inside box is black, separated into two square compartments; two holes at top and bottom for hanging; box is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Eastman Kodak Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: black
enamel: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on lid: "EASTMAN // DENTAL FILM // SAFE // EASTMAN KODAK CO. // ROCHESTER, N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel peeling from edges, hinges, handle, and bottom of box; adhesive foam remnants inside box
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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. Marc Trepanier from Farnham, Quebec
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dental cotton dispenser

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020349 a-d
Description
Dental cotton dispenser; hollow yellow plastic cylindrical dispenser (a) with flared base; round opening at bottom, smaller opening at top; coiled silver metal spring (b) fits inside; silver metal disc (c) forms base of dispenser, fits into opening at bottom and rests on three metal knobs at edges;…
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Accession Number
010020349 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dental Equipment
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Dental cotton dispenser; hollow yellow plastic cylindrical dispenser (a) with flared base; round opening at bottom, smaller opening at top; coiled silver metal spring (b) fits inside; silver metal disc (c) forms base of dispenser, fits into opening at bottom and rests on three metal knobs at edges; smaller disc (d) fits at top; cotton is forced against opening at top
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - dispenser - Size: Depth 6.5 cm x Diam. 6.8 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
c - cover - Size: Depth 0.4 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
d - cover - Size: Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Corega Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
plastic: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on bottom of base: "CO-RE-GA // COREGA CHEMICAL CO. CLEVELAND, OHIO // MADE IN .U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is very tarnished; plastic is darkened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-K”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1914, p. 22 (similar to Cotton Holder No. 1)
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
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dental hot air syringe

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Dates
1930
1970
circa 1930-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020352
Description
Dental hot air syringe; spherical black rubber base with raised band around middle and flat bottom; cylindrical silver metal tube coming from top of base; tube goes straight up then curves at 45-degree angle; round opening at end
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Accession Number
010020352
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Dental Caries
Root Canal Therapy
Dental Cavity Preparation
Syringes
Description
Dental hot air syringe; spherical black rubber base with raised band around middle and flat bottom; cylindrical silver metal tube coming from top of base; tube goes straight up then curves at 45-degree angle; round opening at end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1930
1970
circa 1930-1970
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved near base: "GER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is corroded; white marks on rubber base
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 34 (similar to model #38)
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 syringe would provide a stream of hot, sterilised air, used to dry and disinfect a cavity or a root canal; the air would be heated by placing the knob at the end of the tube near a flame.
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