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tooth extracting forceps

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Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
996002005
Description
Tooth extracting forceps which consist of a hinged two-handled instrument which is hinged at the head and has a pattern stamped into the handles for better grip; one handle is curved at the end to allow better grip; the head consists of two sides which come apart when the handles are opened; there …
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Accession Number
996002005
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry
MM= Tooth Extraction -- forceps
Description
Tooth extracting forceps which consist of a hinged two-handled instrument which is hinged at the head and has a pattern stamped into the handles for better grip; one handle is curved at the end to allow better grip; the head consists of two sides which come apart when the handles are opened; there is a deep groove on the inside pieces of the head to hold the tooth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Jason A. Hannah, Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1928.
Maker
Chandler
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The word "Chandler" is stamped into the hinged section and the number "24" is stamped into the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-1
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.2 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The forceps are stiff, but will open and close; there is a small amount of corrosion (rust) at the joint and the bottom of one handle; #3: metal slightly rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Chas. F. Thackeray -- Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries pp. 49-71; Lawton Surgical Instruments Catalogue (1970), pp. 864-872
Research Facts
Number 24 used to extract the upper molar (Lawton Surgical Instruments Catalogue (1970) p. 864)
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