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portable dental operating light

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020012 a-g
Description
Green metal portable dental operating light; light bulb surrounded by white glass, silver metal and curved glass guard (a); black rubber electric cord hangs from light; height-adjustable top of stand (b) with lever to adjust angle of light and band of yellow paint at bottom; a middle tube (c) conneā€¦
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Accession Number
010020012 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Lighting
Description
Green metal portable dental operating light; light bulb surrounded by white glass, silver metal and curved glass guard (a); black rubber electric cord hangs from light; height-adjustable top of stand (b) with lever to adjust angle of light and band of yellow paint at bottom; a middle tube (c) connects top of stand to bottom (d), which has band of yellow paint at top; three tubes with red paint at tops screw into round bottom to create triangular base (e, f, g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - light - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 13.1 cm
b - top of stand - Size: Length 67.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
c - middle pipe - Size: Length 45.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
d - bottom of stand - Size: Length 46.8 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
e - base support - Size: Length 46.2 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
f - base support - Size: Length 46.2 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
g - base support - Size: Length 46.2 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear, white
paint: green, yellow, red
rubber: black
plastic: black
fabric: green
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on cord: "5A.250V. // 10A.125V.", reverse: "UND.LAB.INSP. // U.S.A.PAT.1394976"; (b) engraved on light: ""Safe-Lock" // AMERICAN PROD. CO. // MADE IN U.S.A. N.Y.C."; (d) printed on unit base: "CASTLE // LIGHTS // TYPE 808 SER. 76831 // AMPS. 60W. VOLTS 24 110 // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-538-4-1
Condition Remarks
Paint is heavily chipped, almost gone; glass is slightly scuffed; metal on top of light slightly scratched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Brian Barrett
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; this item was donated by Dr. Brian Barrett from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; it was used by the Canadian Forces Dental Services
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