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tongue depressor

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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
010020166
Description
Silver metal tongue depressor; horizontal flat oval top curves down vertically and then turns horizontally again; horizontal bottom section has ridges on underside, rounded flat circle at end that rests under the chin; circle is engraved with name of dentist, leaves and crown; adjuster hinged to ve…
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Accession Number
010020166
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
Dentistry
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
Silver metal tongue depressor; horizontal flat oval top curves down vertically and then turns horizontally again; horizontal bottom section has ridges on underside, rounded flat circle at end that rests under the chin; circle is engraved with name of dentist, leaves and crown; adjuster hinged to vertical body, rests in ridges underneath horizontal section and adjusts height of chin rest.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1900
1950
circa 1900-1950
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on adjuster: "PATENTED"; engraved on end: "H.A. KING, D.D.S.N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some rust on adjuster, hinges, ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Jill Burbank
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; 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
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