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dental burnisher

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020222
Description
Dental burnisher; octagonal silver metal handle engraved with concentric circles for grip; end 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
010020222
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 silver metal handle engraved with concentric circles for grip; end 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)
Maker
Claudius Ash & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "ASH ENGLAND 20"; scratched into handle: "I. F. G."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 14.9 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some adhesive remnants on handle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances", Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 951 (similar to model #4164-U)
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; burnishers were used to smooth out fillings after being placed in the cavity
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