Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Electric dental gold annealer consists of square silver metal base with black rubber round feet; white marble square on top; five raised metal circles on front of marble show numbers 0-4; silver metal handle with black rubber tip passes over circles to adjust heat; silver metal square tray with lid…
Electric dental gold annealer consists of square silver metal base with black rubber round feet; white marble square on top; five raised metal circles on front of marble show numbers 0-4; silver metal handle with black rubber tip passes over circles to adjust heat; silver metal square tray with lid mounted to marble; white stone insert with square and rectangular grooves inside tray to place gold; manufacturer's information engraved on plaque nailed to front of annealer; black and green fabric-covered electric wires coming from back lead to black rubber and brown metal plug.
Number Of Parts
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Engraved on front: "THE PELTON // NO. 1626 VOLTS 110"
Storage Room 0010
Length 11.4 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
Metal is very corroded on plug, other metal slightly corroded; electric wire is stiff; wires are covered with new fabric
Jill Burbank; "Pelton & Crane" website
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; annealers are used to heat and prepare gold for fillings; Pelton & Crane was created when Dr. Pelton, a dentist, needed a porcelain furnace for his practice; he called upon the help of Mr. Crane, an electrical engineer, and together they began a dental manufacturing company in the basement of Dr. Pelton's home.
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #3, 29 March 2011 - November 2014