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Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020340
Description
Tooth key consisting of cylindrical ebony handle, tapering at sides then back out at ends; concentric circle design on ends; cylindrical silver metal arm comes down perpendicular from centre of handle, bending upward in middle; adjustable semi-circular claw comes out of end
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Accession Number
010020340
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
MM= Tooth Extraction -- turnkey
Description
Tooth key consisting of cylindrical ebony handle, tapering at sides then back out at ends; concentric circle design on ends; cylindrical silver metal arm comes down perpendicular from centre of handle, bending upward in middle; adjustable semi-circular claw comes out of end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
S. Maw
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Date Remarks
Based on company history
Material
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on side: "S.MAW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 14.8 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is heavily tarnished; wood is slightly scratched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Pitt Rivers Museum" website; "The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 218
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; the Maw company was founded in London in 1807; in 1839 the company was listed as George Maw, and by 1860 it was listed as S. Maw & Son
Images
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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020341
Description
Tooth key consisting of octagonal ebony handle, tapering at sides then back out at ends; concentric circle design on ends; cylindrical silver metal arm comes down perpendicular from centre of handle, bending upward in middle; adjustable semi-circular claw comes out of end
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Accession Number
010020341
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
MM= Tooth Extraction -- turnkey
Description
Tooth key consisting of octagonal ebony handle, tapering at sides then back out at ends; concentric circle design on ends; cylindrical silver metal arm comes down perpendicular from centre of handle, bending upward in middle; adjustable semi-circular claw comes out of end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Date Remarks
Based on similar item
Material
wood: black
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 14.6 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal is heavily tarnished; wood is slightly scratched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
010020340
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
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020420 a-q
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; premolar (a); canine (b); incisor with section cut off (c); incisor with section cut off (d); central incisor (e); central incisor (f); premolar with section cut off (g); premolar (h); premolar with section cut off (i); premolar with section cut off (j); incisor wit…
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Accession Number
010020420 a-q
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; premolar (a); canine (b); incisor with section cut off (c); incisor with section cut off (d); central incisor (e); central incisor (f); premolar with section cut off (g); premolar (h); premolar with section cut off (i); premolar with section cut off (j); incisor with section cut off (k); incisor (l); incisor with section cut off (m); incisor (n); canine with section cut off (o); premolar (p); wire (q)
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - premolar - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - canine - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth .5 cm
c - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - central incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
g - premolar with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h - premolar - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
i - premolar with section cut off - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j - premolar with section cut off - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
l - incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
m - incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
n - incisor - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
o - canine with section cut off - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
p - premolar - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
q - wire - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
There is discolouration on the root end of the teeth where they touch the metal wire turning the enamel a grayish black; the teeth that have sections cut off (c,d,g,i,j,k,m,o,) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; the teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; Dr. Ralph Crawford; CD #2
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; teeth may have been used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020421 a-g
Description
A string of human teeth including six cental incisors (a-f); holes drilled though the root; strung on a metal wire (g)
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Accession Number
010020421 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
A string of human teeth including six cental incisors (a-f); holes drilled though the root; strung on a metal wire (g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - central incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - central incisor - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - central incisor - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - central incisor - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - wire - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
central incisor (f) has been cut or broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; Dr. Ralph Crawford; CD #2
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; teeth were used to make dentures; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the aforementioned wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market making the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020422 a-g
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor (b); central incisor with section cut off (c); central incisor with section cut off (d); lateral incisor (e); canine (f); wire (g)
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Accession Number
010020422 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor (b); central incisor with section cut off (c); central incisor with section cut off (d); lateral incisor (e); canine (f); wire (g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - canine - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - lateral incisor - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - central incisor - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - central incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - lateral incisor - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - canine - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - wire - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
There is discolouration on the root end of the teeth where they touch the metal wire turning the enamel a grayish black; the teeth that have sections cut off (b, c) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; the teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; Dr. Ralph Crawford; CD #2
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; used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020423 a-h
Description
String of human teeth on a metal wire; premolar (a); canine (b); canine with section cut off (c); central incisor with section cut off (d); central incisor with section cut off (e); laterial incisor (f); central incisor with section cut off (g); wire (h)
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Accession Number
010020423 a-h
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a metal wire; premolar (a); canine (b); canine with section cut off (c); central incisor with section cut off (d); central incisor with section cut off (e); laterial incisor (f); central incisor with section cut off (g); wire (h)
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - premolar - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - canine - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
c - canine with section cut off - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - central incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - central incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
f - lateral incisor - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - central incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
h - wire - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
There is discolouration on the root end of the teeth where they touch the metal wire turning the enamel a grayish black; the teeth that have sections cut off (c,d,e,g) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; the teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; CD #2
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; used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020424 a-g
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor with section cut off (b); central incisor with section cut off (c); central incisor (d); lateral incisor with section cut off (e); canine (f); wire (g)
  1 image  
Accession Number
010020424 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor with section cut off (b); central incisor with section cut off (c); central incisor (d); lateral incisor with section cut off (e); canine (f); wire (g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - canine - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - lateral incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - central incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - central incisor - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
e - lateral incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - canine - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
g - wire - Size: Length 3.3 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
The wire is discoloring the root end of the teeth turning the enamel a grayish black where it contacts the metal; the teeth that have sections cut off (b, c, e) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; the teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; CD #2
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; used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020425 a-g
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor with section cut off (b); central incisor (c); central incisor with section cut off (d); lateral incisor (e); canine (f); wire (g)
  1 image  
Accession Number
010020425 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor with section cut off (b); central incisor (c); central incisor with section cut off (d); lateral incisor (e); canine (f); wire (g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - canine - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - lateral incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - central incisor - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - central incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - lateral incisor - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - canine - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - wire - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
wire: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Wire is discolouring the root end of the teeth turning the enamel a grayish black where it contacts the metal; the teeth that have sections cut off (b, d) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; all teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; CD #2
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; used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020426 a-g
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor with section cut off (b); lateral incisor (c); central incisor (d); central incisor (e); canine with section cut off (f); wire (g).
  1 image  
Accession Number
010020426 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Denture, Partial
Tooth
Description
String of human teeth on a wire; canine (a); lateral incisor with section cut off (b); lateral incisor (c); central incisor (d); central incisor (e); canine with section cut off (f); wire (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - canine - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - lateral incisor with section cut off - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - lateral - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - central incisor - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - central incisor - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - canine with section cut off - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - wire - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 0.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1810
1870
circa 1810-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
tooth enamel: cream, brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
The wire is discoloring the root end of the teeth turning the enamel a grayish black where it contacts the metal; the teeth that have sections cut off (b, f) have fragile areas where remaining sections could break off if mishandled; the teeth have a brownish disclouration from age and wear; canine tooth (a) has dark brown and black areas on the crown
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Tragula, Trin. “Waterloo Teeth: A History of Dentures” BBC – H2G2. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://www.bbc.uk/dna/h2g2/A5103271; “Waterloo teeth” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth.aspx; CD #2
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; used to make dentures; also referred to as "Waterloo teeth"; the dates listed for the teeth are five years before the Napoleonic War and five years after the American civil war; before this time dentures with human teeth were too expensive as good quality human teeth were hard to come by; the wars created an excess of human teeth available to the market and thus made the option of using human teeth in dentures more common; after this time the use of porcelain teeth in dentures was more common
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
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Dates
1840
1850
circa 1840-1850
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020430
Description
Lower denture carved entirely out of ivory; teeth present are six molars, the central and lateral incisors, canines and premolars; there are small holes in the ivory base under the third molar and bores straight through the base of the dentures
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Accession Number
010020430
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete, Lower
Description
Lower denture carved entirely out of ivory; teeth present are six molars, the central and lateral incisors, canines and premolars; there are small holes in the ivory base under the third molar and bores straight through the base of the dentures
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund (DCF); previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1840
1850
circa 1840-1850
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
ivory: cream, brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.1cm
Condition Remarks
The ivory is discoloured in the grooves of the left third molar and between the front teeth
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
“Ivory dentures” British Dental Association. Accessed June 3, 2011 http://www.bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/ivory-dentures.aspx; CD #2
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
Exhibit History
On display: "Teeth in Time", Main level, Rm 1009, Museum of Health Care, April 12, 2011-November 2014
Images
Less detail

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