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electric dental drill

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020025 a-b
Description
Electric dental drill (a); black cylindrical metal engine atop oval metal stand, layer of green fabric, silver oval metal base; adjustable silver metal handpiece attached to metal poles with pulley system, mounted in front of engine on stand; four sets of parallel wheels at joints allow full rangeā€¦
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Accession Number
010020025 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental High Speed Equipment
Dentistry
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- drill
Description
Electric dental drill (a); black cylindrical metal engine atop oval metal stand, layer of green fabric, silver oval metal base; adjustable silver metal handpiece attached to metal poles with pulley system, mounted in front of engine on stand; four sets of parallel wheels at joints allow full range of motion; black rubber electrical wire coming out of stand below engine, with brown plastic and metal end; stand sitting on metal pole on black-enamelled metal triangular base with three black rubber wheels; yellow fabric belt (b) attached to pulley system
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - drill - Size: Length 1.38 m x Width 44.0 m x Depth 44.0 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 1.60 m x Diam. 0.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Emesco Dental Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: brown, silver, yellow
enamel: black
fabric: yellow, green
rubber: black
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on drill: "EMESCO // No. 90 // RPM 10,000 H.P. 1/10 // volts 110 AC-DC // EMESCO DENTAL CO. NEW YORK // MADE IN U.S.A."; engraved on handpiece: "San Ferry // THE CLEVELAND DENTAL MFG. CO. // CLEVELAND, OHIO, U.S.A."; embossed on handpiece hinge: "OIL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-536-1-1
Condition Remarks
Black enamel peeling on base; metal generally corroded all over, especially at wheels and hinges in pulley system; foot pedal missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
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 Marc Trepanier from Farnham, Quebec
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