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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Dental
Dentures
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020077
Description
Lower denture; white porcelain teeth affixed to curved silver metal mould of gums
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Accession Number
010020077
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Dental
Dentures
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete, Lower
Description
Lower denture; white porcelain teeth affixed to curved silver metal mould of gums
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
metal: silver
porcelain: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Small scratches on metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"British Dental Association Museum" website
CD #9
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 would have been quite cumbersome in the mouth, considering the weight of the metal; in 1864 the Goodyear Dental Vulcanite Co. was founded in the United States, producing dentures made with hardened rubber and helping them to become cheaper to make, lighter, easier to use, and thus more popular; they became more readily available once the Goodyear patent expired in the 1880s
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