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dental gold vial

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Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020183 a-b
Description
Vial container of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with blue paper label affixed at front, printed with black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, weight of gold; black metal screw cap (b) with ridged sides at top and silver metal inside; assorted gold pieces and white cotton…
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Accession Number
010020183 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
Description
Vial container of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with blue paper label affixed at front, printed with black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, weight of gold; black metal screw cap (b) with ridged sides at top and silver metal inside; assorted gold pieces and white cotton inside
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vial - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Williams Gold Refining Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Fort Erie
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
glass: clear
paper: blue
ink: black
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: white
enamel: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "1/10 OUNC [Illeg.] // WILLIAMS // GOLD CYLINDERS // Williams [Illeg.] ng Comp [Illeg.] // [Illeg.] Ltd. // Smelters, R [Illeg.] Manufact [Illeg.] // FORT [Illeg.] ONTARIO // [Illeg.] N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Condition Remarks
Label is very worn, illegible in parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Material in Dentistry: Principles and Applications, 2nd ed.", Jack L. Ferracane, 2001, p. 3, 140-141
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; gold is still used by some dentists, despite it being more costly and more difficult to work with than amalgams or composites; gold was first used to fill cavities around 1500 C.E. in early modern Italy; while gold is a very soft metal, it becomes harder when compressed, and pieces weld together in the mouth; it requires twice as much force as amalgam does to be compressed, however, and there is a danger of hurting the tooth being filled
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