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dental drill controls

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11665
Dates
1957
1970
circa 1957-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010003
Description
Controls for Borden Airotor dental drill consists of vertical rectangular metal carcass supported by base on wheels; carcass has slot for retractable drill bit , metal handle, dial and gage at front and top, hook on side and handle at back which opens panel to interior compartment; interior has mec…
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Accession Number
997010003
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental High Speed Equipment
Dentistry
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- drill
Description
Controls for Borden Airotor dental drill consists of vertical rectangular metal carcass supported by base on wheels; carcass has slot for retractable drill bit , metal handle, dial and gage at front and top, hook on side and handle at back which opens panel to interior compartment; interior has mechanism including plastic and metal tubes, cloth braided cable, two glass jars and plastic bottle; carcass has cables at back; one cable ends in foot-operated pedal and another cable in metal nozzle attachment for external compressor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
Maker
Amalgamated Dental Engineering Industries Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walton-On-Thames
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
1970
circa 1957-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on date of first commercially manufactured and distributed Borden Airotor, style of "Sterling" label indicates c 1950s.
Material
metal: beige, silver, yellow
plastic: grey, black, clear
rubber: black, grey, clear
glass: clear
fabric: black, grey
liquid: yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on nameplate affixed to carcass: "Sterling"; printed on metal plate: "STERLING CONTROLS // FOR // BORDEN AIROTOR // AN "AMALGAMATED DENTAL" PRODUCT // TYPE 4 // SERIAL NO 2477".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 99.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paint wearing off carcass; minor scratching on sides; organic residue on base and in slot; rubber edging is cracked and detaching from carcass at top; interior walls of carcass stained and rusting; rubber ring stiff; plastic bottle stained; glass jar showing fracture lines; cloth braided cable is frayed and cut at one end; cable to pedal is beginning to pulverize; rubber on pedal is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wikipedia; CD #6
Research Facts
Used as controls for Borden Airotor dental drill
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dental sterilizer unit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11695
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at b…
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Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at back; interior of carcass contains (c) shelf, (d-e) two small bulbs in (g) packet for pill storage and instructional (f) tag on string; sterilizer has a (h) removable back panel which provides access to mechanical compartment.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - carcass - Length 95.0cm x Width 48.3cm x Depth 41.0
b - tray - Length 33.0cm x Width 12.0cm x Depth 2.5cm
c - shelf - Length 39.0cm x Width 33.0cm x Depth 1.4cm
d -e - bulbs - Length 4.5cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
f - tag on string - Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm
g - packet - Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm
h - back panel - Length 36.0 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ritter Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date appears on Ritter Dental Company website
Material
metal: tan, black, silver, cream, yellow
plastic: black, silver, yellow
fabric: black, cream
paper: cream
ceramic: white
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on metal plate affixed to carcass; "Ritter Sterilizer // MANUFACTURED BY // Ritter Company, Inc. // Rochester, N.Y. // CURRENT A.C. VOLTS 115 WATTS 1230 MODEL-TYPE E 1 SERIAL NO. 20E133 // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". Handwritten in chalk on interior mechanical compartment; "1918 G1". Embossed on front of carcass; "RITTER".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Condition Remarks
Carcass is scratched with large sections of paint chipped and exposing rusty metal; inbuilt autoclave and tray are scratched, tarnished and interior is covered in chalky residue; autoclave lid has residue from duct tape; interior of carcass has minor stains; cloth-braided cords are frayed and plastic tubing broken inside mechanical compartment; instructional tag is stained; paper packet with bulbs is stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"The Golden Years 1920-1959", The Ritter Dental Company website, page 5, 1940's Ritter Model D Sterilizer; copy in donor file
Research Facts
Used to sterilize dental instruments.
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roll of dental tin foil

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13455
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020334 a-c
Description
Roll of dental tin foil in box; brown rectangular cardboard box (b) and lid (a) covered with blue paper on outside; white label on top of lid stating product and manufacturing information, printed with blue ink; silver tin foil wrapped around brown cardboard roll (c) inside box
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Accession Number
010020334 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
Dental Caries
Description
Roll of dental tin foil in box; brown rectangular cardboard box (b) and lid (a) covered with blue paper on outside; white label on top of lid stating product and manufacturing information, printed with blue ink; silver tin foil wrapped around brown cardboard roll (c) inside box
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
c - roll of foil - Size: Length 15.4 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Ash-Temple Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
paper: white, brown
ink: blue, black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on top: "ONE // ROLL TIN FOIL // ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // FOR LUXENE // DISTRIBUTED BY // THE // ASH-TEMPLE CO. // LIMITED"; printed on sides: "TIN FOIL // THICK .003"; handwritten in pencil on top right hand corner: ".95"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box lid (a) is faded, label ripping at corners; marks from foil in bottom of box (b); bottom of box very faded, brown marks on side; foil (c) slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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
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box of dental matrix bands

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13456
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020335
Description
Box of seamless copper matrix bands; brown cardboard rectangular box with attached lid; lid and box covered on outside with green paper; top of lid, printed with green, white and black ink, states product and manufacturing information; box is divided into 14 squares with brown paper dividers; boxes…
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Accession Number
010020335
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dental Caries
Dental Materials
Description
Box of seamless copper matrix bands; brown cardboard rectangular box with attached lid; lid and box covered on outside with green paper; top of lid, printed with green, white and black ink, states product and manufacturing information; box is divided into 14 squares with brown paper dividers; boxes 1, 2, 3, 13, and 14 are full with copper cylinders of various sizes; each square has a number printed on the bottom and a handwritten number on the side; illustrations of different sized bands, numbered 1-14, printed inside lid with black ink
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Cleveland Dental Manufacturing Co. (Clev-Dent)
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
paper: brown
ink: green, white, black
metal: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "TRADE // CLEV-DENT // MARK // ONE // HUNDRED // ASSORTED // SIZES // CRANDALL SEAMLESS COPPER // MATRIX BANDS // THE CLEVELAND DENTAL MFG. CO. // CLEVELAND, OHIO // U.S.A."; printed on sides: "LENGTH GAUGE"; handwritten on side: "COPPER"; handwritten inside lid: "To remove crown, drill 2 holes + insert [Illleg.] // or floss"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover paper worn at corners, edges of box; metal bands tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 95
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; Clev-Dent was established in 1896; a matrix band, consisting of a small, thin sheet of metal, was held tight alongside the tooth being filled to provide a smooth, curved wall against which the filling could be packed
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dental cotton dispenser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13460
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020339 a-b
Description
Silver metal dental cotton dispenser; hollow cylindrical dispenser (a) with open bottom, smaller circular opening at top; coiled spring (b) with flat round circles at either end; spring fits inside dispenser, larger circle at bottom of spring forms base of dispenser, rests on three metal knobs at b…
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Accession Number
010020339 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
Silver metal dental cotton dispenser; hollow cylindrical dispenser (a) with open bottom, smaller circular opening at top; coiled spring (b) with flat round circles at either end; spring fits inside dispenser, larger circle at bottom of spring forms base of dispenser, rests on three metal knobs at bottom of dispenser; cotton is forced against opening at top
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - dispenser - Size: Depth 4.8 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is very tarnished; silver plating is gone on bottom half
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-K”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1914, p. 22 (similar to Cotton Holder No. 1)
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
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dental casting flux

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13463
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020342 a-b
Description
Bottle of dental casting flux; square clear glass bottle that tapers to round opening at top; rectangular yellow paper label wraps around three sides, states purpose, directions and product information printed with blue ink; black plastic twist cap (b) with ridged border at top; bottle is filled wi…
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Accession Number
010020342 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Implants
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- casting materials
Description
Bottle of dental casting flux; square clear glass bottle that tapers to round opening at top; rectangular yellow paper label wraps around three sides, states purpose, directions and product information printed with blue ink; black plastic twist cap (b) with ridged border at top; bottle is filled with pink powder
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Handy & Harman of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
paper: yellow
ink: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on bottle: "HANDY & HARMAN // OF CANADA LTD. // DEE GOLD // Casting Flux // For melting and // Casting Gold // KEEP COVER ON // TIGHT // HANDY & HARMAN // of Canada Limited // 141 John St., Toronto // DIRECTIONS // Aids melting and // gives life to metal. // Use in heated cru- // cible. Sprinkle on // metal before and // during melting. // KEEP FLUX // AWAY FROM // ACID FUMES. // PURPOSE // Prevents absorp- // tion of gases and // oxides. Ensures // uniform, depend- // able results. // ALL COMPLEX // GOLD ALLOYS // SHOULD BE CAST // IN A REDUCING // ATMOSPHERE."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Condition Remarks
Paper label very worn, green at one edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Industry Canada" website
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; Harman & Handy established their Toronto branch in 1936
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dental x-ray film box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13467
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020346
Description
Rectangular dental x-ray film box; white-enamelled metal box with lid that opens to the left side via two round hinges; product and manufacturing information embossed on lid; inside box is black, separated into two square compartments; two holes at top and bottom for hanging; box is empty
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Accession Number
010020346
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Dental
Dental Equipment
Description
Rectangular dental x-ray film box; white-enamelled metal box with lid that opens to the left side via two round hinges; product and manufacturing information embossed on lid; inside box is black, separated into two square compartments; two holes at top and bottom for hanging; box is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Eastman Kodak Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: black
enamel: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on lid: "EASTMAN // DENTAL FILM // SAFE // EASTMAN KODAK CO. // ROCHESTER, N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel peeling from edges, hinges, handle, and bottom of box; adhesive foam remnants inside box
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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. Marc Trepanier from Farnham, Quebec
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box of dental headrest covers

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13472
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020351 a-k
Description
Box of dental headrest covers with plastic coverlets; clear plastic cylindrical box (a) and lid (b) with brown cardboard base; product information printed with white, red and blue ink on paper label inside; two round green fabric and green foam covers (c, d) with small round opening on one side; tw…
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Accession Number
010020351 a-k
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry
Dental Materials
Description
Box of dental headrest covers with plastic coverlets; clear plastic cylindrical box (a) and lid (b) with brown cardboard base; product information printed with white, red and blue ink on paper label inside; two round green fabric and green foam covers (c, d) with small round opening on one side; two white fabric covers (e, f) with round elasticised openings on one side; clear plastic bag (g) holds white covers; four clear plastic coverlets (h, i, j, k) with white elasticised round openings on one side
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - box - Size: Depth 8.0 cm x Diam. 9.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 10.0 cm
c - foam cover - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 9.1 cm
d - foam cover - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 9.1 cm
e - fabric cover - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 9.7 cm
f - fabric cover - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 9.7 cm
g - bag - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 12.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
h - plastic cover - Size: Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
i - plastic cover - Size: Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
j - plastic cover - Size: Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
k - plastic cover - Size: Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Hubaseal
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
plastic: clear
foam: green
fabric: green, white
paper: brown
ink: white, blue, red
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on label: "HUBASEAL // THE // Finest // SATIN-SOFT // HEADREST COVERS // with replaceable // PLASTIC COVERLETS"; printed on back of label: "NOW - a PRACTICAL way // to keep headrests sanitary and // PROTECT your patient. // HUBASEAL HEADREST COVERS // Set of 2 soft, washable, white cushions with // 12 tough protective caps of greaseproof, odor- // less plastic. // ATTRACTIVE... because they keep your head // rests looking clean and fresh for each patient."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box (a) is dented; fabric and foam are sticky on green covers (c, d); white covers (e, f) are dirty, elastic on (f) is stretched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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
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dental hot air syringe

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13473
Dates
1930
1970
circa 1930-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020352
Description
Dental hot air syringe; spherical black rubber base with raised band around middle and flat bottom; cylindrical silver metal tube coming from top of base; tube goes straight up then curves at 45-degree angle; round opening at end
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Accession Number
010020352
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Dental Caries
Root Canal Therapy
Dental Cavity Preparation
Syringes
Description
Dental hot air syringe; spherical black rubber base with raised band around middle and flat bottom; cylindrical silver metal tube coming from top of base; tube goes straight up then curves at 45-degree angle; round opening at end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1930
1970
circa 1930-1970
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved near base: "GER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is corroded; white marks on rubber base
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 34 (similar to model #38)
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 syringe would provide a stream of hot, sterilised air, used to dry and disinfect a cavity or a root canal; the air would be heated by placing the knob at the end of the tube near a flame.
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tabletop dental instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13475
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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