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advertising brochure

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020143
Description
Advertising brochure for Williams Mat Gold; rectangular white page folded into three sections, printed on both sides with black ink; cover has grey and red background with manufacturer's name printed with black ink and black and white illustration of a hand holding a condenser and plugging a tooth …
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Accession Number
010020143
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Dental Restoration -- advertisements
Dental Materials -- advertisements
Description
Advertising brochure for Williams Mat Gold; rectangular white page folded into three sections, printed on both sides with black ink; cover has grey and red background with manufacturer's name printed with black ink and black and white illustration of a hand holding a condenser and plugging a tooth with gold foil; information on Williams Mat Gold, when to use it, how to fill cavities, and price list inside; illustration of product's new molded box printed with red, white and black ink inside
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Williams Gold Refining Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Based on similar artefacts
Material
paper: white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Nothing can equal // a PLUGGED // gold filling // Williams MAT GOLD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 21
Dimension Notes
Length 16.2 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn horizontal fold mark across front; water damage along top of front; blue water mark on back; page quite worn at folds
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 #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; 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; mat gold are clumps of gold, as opposed to thin foil sheets or powdered gold
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Athlo-Ointment blotter

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001429
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in yellow dressing-gown, advertising Athlo-ointment
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Accession Number
996001429
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Ointments -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in yellow dressing-gown, advertising
Athlo-ointment
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
Hayes Litho Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Gibson Girl theme
Material
heavy paper: grey; tan; white; yellow; brown; blue; maroon
Inscriptions
Front reads, "When your children have Croup, Cold or // Sore Throat, there is nothing so good
as // Athlo-Ointment // It will not blister the skin or stain the clothing // For Sale by //
The Athlophoros Co. New Haven, Conn."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.7 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bend from top right corner to middle of right side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.428
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Athlo-Tablets blotter

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001428
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in blue dressing-gown, advertising Athlotablets
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Accession Number
996001428
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cathartics -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in blue dressing-gown, advertising Athlotablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
Hayes Litho Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Gibson Girl theme
Material
paper: white; buff; grey; taupe; blue; tan; pink; red; yellow; brown; maroon
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Of the thousand and one things // there is nothing better for a // Constipated
Condition than // Athlo-Tablets // For Sale by // The Athlophoros Co. New Haven Conn."; back
is blank
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.8 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Small bend, upper right corner; small discolouration 1.5 cm from right edge, 5.5 cm from top;
back has some slight rubbing on left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, Christoper Publishing
Co., Hanover, Mass., 1994; CD #8
Research Facts
Athlophoros also the makers of a patent medicine for rheumatism
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circumcision clamp

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997016057 a-f
Description
Gomco bloodless circumcision clamp in box, which consists of (a) the clamp base, which is rectangular on the right side and round at the left side; the left side has a round hole cut out of the centre and the right side has a long oval hole cut from the centre; the far right side has a solid cylind…
Accession Number
997016057 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Circumcision -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
Gomco bloodless circumcision clamp in box, which consists of (a) the clamp base, which is rectangular on the right side and round at the left side; the left side has a round hole cut out of the centre and the right side has a long oval hole cut from the centre; the far right side has a solid cylindrical threaded piece coming up from it; the central area has a rounded groove in the metal; (b) a bell-shaped holding piece comes through and up against the round hole at the left; this holding piece is cylindrical and cancave inside with a slightly flared outer edge; the closed top has a solid cylindrical piece of metal attached; this piece has two small side pieces coming off it at the top; a handle (c) fits onto the small side pieces with notches and curves downwards to a flat piece that is squared at the left and rounded at the right; the right side has an oval section cut out from it, which allows it to be fitted over the threaded piece on the base; the left side bottom has a rounded piece coming off it, which fits into the rounded groove on the base; a round adjustment knob (d) fits and screws onto the threaded piece on the base and allows to handle to be moved and held in place; the clamp fits into a box that consists of (e) the bottom, which is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and sides, and (f) the top, which is also rectangular in shape and is open at the left and right side; the top slides onto the bottom from either the right or left to create a completely closed box; the outside edges of the top and bottom are covered with black paper; the top of the top has a paper label attached that lists manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - circumcision clamp base - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
b - holding piece - Size: Depth 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
c - circumcision clamp handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
d - adjustment knob - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
e - box bottom - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
f - box top - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
The Gomco Surgical Mfg. Corp.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: light grey
paper: black; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The base is stamped, "GOMCO // USA. // PAT. 119160" on the top and "2.6 CM." on the bottom; (c) the handle is stamped, "GOMCO // USA" on the top; (f) the printed label on the box top reads, "GOMCO // BLOODLESS CIRCUMCISION CLAMP // (FOR PHYSICIAN'S USE ONLY) // SIZE [box] // MFD. BY // THE GOMCO SURGICAL MFG. CORPORATION // BUFFALO, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-14
Condition Remarks
The circumcision clamp and box were slightly dusty when they arrived; the metal parts show no wear or corrosion; the cardboard box is complete and undamaged; the paper cover and label are complete and undamaged; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
Original
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dental articulator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13494
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020373
Description
Brown metal dental articulator consists of two parallel flat, oval, hollow pieces of metal divided into two sections each; bottom piece, lying flat on the ground, is attached to a perpendicular cylindrical handle; top piece is hinged onto top of handle; screw in middle adjusts angle of top piece re…
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Accession Number
010020373
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Brown metal dental articulator consists of two parallel flat, oval, hollow pieces of metal divided into two sections each; bottom piece, lying flat on the ground, is attached to a perpendicular cylindrical handle; top piece is hinged onto top of handle; screw in middle adjusts angle of top piece relative to bottom piece
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Buffalo Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved at top: "B.D.M.CO BUFFALO N.Y.U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Plaster remnants all over articulator; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Jill Burbank; "A Catalogue of Artificial Teeth, Dental Materials...", Claudius Ash & Sons, 1880, p. 231 (similar to #77); "George Burwell Snow Obituary", Dominion Dental Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1923, p. 156-157
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 Jill Burbank, wife of Dr. Erwin C. Burbank, from Victoria, British Columbia; Dr. Burbank practiced dentistry in Montreal with his brother, Dr. Alton W. Burbank; Alton Burbank took over the practice of Dr. Stevenson, who graduated in the 1880s and was elected the first president of the Canadian Dental Association in 1902; the Buffalo Dental Mfg. Co. was founded in part by Dr. George Burwell Snow, inventor of the Face-Bow and New Century articulator; he was president of the company off and on between 1869 and 1901, when he formed the Snow Dental Co.
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dental articulator

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Dates
1928
1935
1928-1935
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020375 a-c
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; triangular base; adjustable round plate at front; back branches of triangle have rectangular pieces of metal rising up, ending with metal circles with rectangular cut-outs in their middles; cylindrical piece of metal sits between them, with round ends placed in the cu…
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Accession Number
010020375 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; triangular base; adjustable round plate at front; back branches of triangle have rectangular pieces of metal rising up, ending with metal circles with rectangular cut-outs in their middles; cylindrical piece of metal sits between them, with round ends placed in the cut-outs; screws at top allow placement of cylindrical piece to shift; rectangular section of metal comes forward, perpendicular to cylinder, parallel to base; cylinder with pointed end touches down on plate at front of articulator; two round mounting plates (b, c) screw onto top of base and bottom of upper rectangular section
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - articulator - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 15.0 cm
b - plate - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
c - plate - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Hanau Engineering Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1928
1935
1928-1935
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on top: "PATENTS // JUNE 1st, 1926 // MAY 8th, 1928 // OTHERS // PENDING"; "MODEL H"; embossed on sides: "HANAU"; embossed on bottom: "MADE BY // HANAU // ENG. CO. // BUFFALO // N.Y."; "H=HORIZONTAL CONDYLE INDICATION. // DISREGARDPLUS OR MINUS // L=LATERALCONDYLE INDICATION. // ACCEPT L=H/8 + 12 // 7749"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is tarnished; screw missing from bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Free Patents Online" 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; this item was donated by Dr. D. Christopher Clarke from Vancouver, British Columbia; this item's patent was filed in 1923 and patented in 1928; Rudolph Hanau's first articulator was designed in 1921
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dental articulator

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Dates
1921
1926
1921-1926
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020376 a-d
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; rectangular base with screws on either end; rectangular walls with rounded tops rise from ends, with cut-out circles at top with degree measurements on sides; two circles with rectangular cut-outs attached to cylindrical stands, which are attached to base; metal cylin…
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Accession Number
010020376 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; rectangular base with screws on either end; rectangular walls with rounded tops rise from ends, with cut-out circles at top with degree measurements on sides; two circles with rectangular cut-outs attached to cylindrical stands, which are attached to base; metal cylinder sits between circles; rectangular section comes forward, perpendicularly from cylinder; pointed cylinder comes down from rectangular section, touches round extension from base; two round mounting plates (b, c) screw into base and above section; curved stand (d) mounted between screws on a rectangular base rests at front
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - articulator - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 14.5 cm
b - plate - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
c - plate - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
d - stand - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Hanau Engineering Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1921
1926
1921-1926
Date Remarks
Based on patent date
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on sides: "HANAU ENGINEERING CO. // BUFFALO, N.Y.U.S.A."; engraved on top: "HANAU // PATENT // APPLIED"; embossed on bottom: "HANAU // 16"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is tarnished; some screws do not turn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Free Patents Online" website; Dr. Ralph Crawford
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. Graham Pettapiece from Victoria, British Columbia; this item's patent was filed in 1921 and patented in 1926; Dr. Crawford describes this as a Kinescope articulator, and states that it was developed primarily for research purposes to prove Hanau's opinion regarding Bennett shift control, or lateral movements
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dental articulator

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Dates
1909
circa 1909
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020377
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; base consists of cylindrical piece of metal curves in a semi-circle; semi-circular piece of metal mounted at back; rectangular piece of metal hinged at back, can swing up and downward; cylindrical piece of metal in a semi-circle mounted on hinged piece, sits parallel …
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Accession Number
010020377
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; base consists of cylindrical piece of metal curves in a semi-circle; semi-circular piece of metal mounted at back; rectangular piece of metal hinged at back, can swing up and downward; cylindrical piece of metal in a semi-circle mounted on hinged piece, sits parallel to matching base
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Snow Dental Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1909
circa 1909
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Engraved on top: "NEW CENTURY // THE SNOW DENTAL CO. // BUFFALO N.Y. // GRITMAN IMP'D FEB.16.'09 // PAT'D JULY 23'99 NOV.12.'07"; hand-engraved on top: "G.A.F."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Width 11.9 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished, some plaster remnants
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"George Burwell Snow Obituary", Dominion Dental Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1923, p. 156-157
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; Dr. George Burwell Snow, inventor of the Face-Bow and New Century articulator in the 1890s, was first president of the Buffalo Dental Mfg. Co before forming the Snow Dental Co. in 1901
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dental articulator

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Dates
1909
circa 1909
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020549
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; base consists of cylindrical piece of metal curves in a semi-circle; semi-circular piece of metal mounted at back; rectangular piece of metal hinged at back, can swing up and downward; cylindrical piece of metal in a semi-circle mounted on hinged piece, sits parallel …
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Accession Number
010020549
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Impression Technic
Dental Articulators
Denture, Complete
Dental Instruments
Description
Grey metal dental articulator; base consists of cylindrical piece of metal curves in a semi-circle; semi-circular piece of metal mounted at back; rectangular piece of metal hinged at back, can swing up and downward; cylindrical piece of metal in a semi-circle mounted on hinged piece, sits parallel to matching base
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Snow Dental Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1909
circa 1909
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact; similar to artefacts in the collection
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Engraved on top: "NEW CENTURY // THE SNOW DENTAL CO. // BUFFALO N.Y. // GRITMAN IMP'D FEB.16. ' 09 // PAT'D JULY 23 ' 99 NOV.12. ' 07"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Width 11.9 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"George Burwell Snow Obituary", Dominion Dental Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1923, p. 156-157; CD #5
Research Facts
Dr. George Burwell Snow, inventor of the Face-Bow and New Century articulator in the 1890s, was first president of the Buffalo Dental Mfg. Co before forming the Snow Dental Co. in 1901. 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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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020185 a-d
Description
Rectangular box for dental gold; clear plastic box with clasp closure at front centre (a); manufacturer's information and product name printed on front of box with gold ink; gold sticker with weight of gold printed with black ink affixed to front; two rectangular green foam pieces (b, c) fit inside…
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Accession Number
010020185 a-d
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
Rectangular box for dental gold; clear plastic box with clasp closure at front centre (a); manufacturer's information and product name printed on front of box with gold ink; gold sticker with weight of gold printed with black ink affixed to front; two rectangular green foam pieces (b, c) fit inside; white rectangular sheet of paper printed with blue ink (d) sits at bottom, facing outward; states instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - foam - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - foam - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - sheet - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Williams Gold Refining Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Based on material
Material
plastic: clear, green
paper: white
metal: yellow
ink: blue, yellow, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "WILLIAMS MAT FOIL // 1/10 OZ // WILLIAMS [Illeg.] // 2978 MAIN [Illeg.] // BUFFALO [Illeg.] // FORT ERIE, ON [Illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Condition Remarks
Ink worn off box, some parts illegible; foam is very fragile, turning brown
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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