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tabletop dental instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020354 a-e
Description
Silver metal dental instrument sterilizer; cylindrical in shape on rectangular base; round door at front end opens sideways via metal door handle with black rubber handles; door handle then lifts upward so door can open; opening lined with red rubber; instructions for initial heating and loading en…
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Accession Number
010020354 a-e
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Dental Instruments
Dentistry
Description
Silver metal dental instrument sterilizer; cylindrical in shape on rectangular base; round door at front end opens sideways via metal door handle with black rubber handles; door handle then lifts upward so door can open; opening lined with red rubber; instructions for initial heating and loading enamelled in black and silver on top of sterilizer; red pilot light at bottom right of front; temperature control at left; two round pressure gauges at top, showing pounds of pressure and temperature, covered with clear glass; valve releases on either side; boiler filling funnel at right, attached to black rubber-handled valve; cylindrical reservoir tank at top right with lid (b) with black handle; four cylindrical black rubber feet; two brown metal trays (c, d), bottoms perforated with small holes, with semi-circular handles at sides; handwritten brown page of instructions (e) printed with brown and black ink, states loading and unloading instructions
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - sterilizer - Size: Length 51.5 cm x Width 39.0 cm x Depth 32.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 25.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 11.4 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
d - tray - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 11.4 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
e - instructions - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Pelton & Crane Co.
Site Made (City)
Charlotte
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on manufacturer's pamphlet
Material
metal: silver, brown
enamel: black, silver, green
rubber: black, red
glass: clear
paper: brown
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on plate on back: "- CAUTION - // FOR USE WITH WALL OR // BASE RECEPTACLE ONLY // PELTON STERILIZER // SERIAL FL2- 17940 // VOLTS 110-120 WATTS 1000 // THE PELTON & CRANE COMPANY // CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, U. S. A. // - CAUTION - // USE ON A. C. ONLY"
Permanent Location
(a-d): Storage Room 0007
0007-P2-1
(e): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 22
Condition Remarks
Slight tarnishing on metal on sterilizer (a); rubber on feet cracking; enamelled instructions party rubbed off top of sterilizer; light is loose at front end; handle of (b) is cracked at edges; trays (c, d) heavily tarnished; page of instructions (e) is brittle, with water spots
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Manufacturer's pamphlet can be found at 010020108
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. Don Beauprie from Deep River, Ontario; this sterilizer used steam to clean instruments, gloves, etc.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #6, 29 March 2011 - November 2014
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dental cotton dispenser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13185
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020096 a-b
Description
Cylindrical dental cotton dispenser (a); white glass base; yellow plastic siding with decorative cut-outs around; above siding is clear glass siding; metal screw goes from base through dispenser to yellow plastic top; two pieces of yellow plastic separating dispenser into four sections; yellow top …
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Accession Number
010020096 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
Cylindrical dental cotton dispenser (a); white glass base; yellow plastic siding with decorative cut-outs around; above siding is clear glass siding; metal screw goes from base through dispenser to yellow plastic top; two pieces of yellow plastic separating dispenser into four sections; yellow top has four cut-out sections corresponding to four sections in the dispenser; green plastic knob on top; shallow cone-shaped green plastic cap (b) fits on top; cotton balls of various sizes visible inside dispenser
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 8.8 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 2.3 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Richmond Dental Company
Site Made (City)
Charlotte
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear, white
plastic: yellow, green
fabric: white
metal: silver, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on bottom of glass: "RICHMOND DENTAL COTTON COMPANY // CHARLOTTE. N. C. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Plastic has dark spots, white marks, slightly out of shape at decorative cut-outs at bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Richmond Dental" 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; the Richmond Dental Company was founded in 1895 and specializes in single-use dental items like cotton, sponges and masks
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