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box of dental matrix bands

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020335
Description
Box of seamless copper matrix bands; brown cardboard rectangular box with attached lid; lid and box covered on outside with green paper; top of lid, printed with green, white and black ink, states product and manufacturing information; box is divided into 14 squares with brown paper dividers; boxes…
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Accession Number
010020335
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dental Caries
Dental Materials
Description
Box of seamless copper matrix bands; brown cardboard rectangular box with attached lid; lid and box covered on outside with green paper; top of lid, printed with green, white and black ink, states product and manufacturing information; box is divided into 14 squares with brown paper dividers; boxes 1, 2, 3, 13, and 14 are full with copper cylinders of various sizes; each square has a number printed on the bottom and a handwritten number on the side; illustrations of different sized bands, numbered 1-14, printed inside lid with black ink
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Cleveland Dental Manufacturing Co. (Clev-Dent)
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
paper: brown
ink: green, white, black
metal: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "TRADE // CLEV-DENT // MARK // ONE // HUNDRED // ASSORTED // SIZES // CRANDALL SEAMLESS COPPER // MATRIX BANDS // THE CLEVELAND DENTAL MFG. CO. // CLEVELAND, OHIO // U.S.A."; printed on sides: "LENGTH GAUGE"; handwritten on side: "COPPER"; handwritten inside lid: "To remove crown, drill 2 holes + insert [Illleg.] // or floss"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover paper worn at corners, edges of box; metal bands tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 95
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; Clev-Dent was established in 1896; a matrix band, consisting of a small, thin sheet of metal, was held tight alongside the tooth being filled to provide a smooth, curved wall against which the filling could be packed
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canal point boxes

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020219 a-d
Description
Two boxes of dental canal points; cylindrical brown wooden boxes (a, b) with white paper labels printed with black ink; labels state product, size, manufacturing information; each box is filled with thin brown metal cylinders of various sizes with flat ends; each box has one cylindrical brown woode…
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Accession Number
010020219 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Root Canal Therapy
Description
Two boxes of dental canal points; cylindrical brown wooden boxes (a, b) with white paper labels printed with black ink; labels state product, size, manufacturing information; each box is filled with thin brown metal cylinders of various sizes with flat ends; each box has one cylindrical brown wooden cap (c, d) that rests atop the box.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Young Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
paper: white
ink: black
metal: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on label: "small - 2 // SILVE // CANAL POIN // No. 5 // As suggested by // Dr. E. A. Jasper, D.D // MADE IN U.S.A. // Young Dental Mfg // St. Louis Mo."; (b) printed on label: "small - 2o // SILVER // CANAL POIN // No. 4 // As suggested by // Dr. E. A. Jasper, D.D // MADE IN U.S.A. // Young Dental Mfg. // St. Louis Mo."; handwritten on label: "LARGE // 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Scotch tape remnants on labels; labels are ripped in places; points are slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 16 (similar to Gutta-Percha root canal points)
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; canal points are used to fill root canals.
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copper amalgam box

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020526 a-c
Description
Copper amalgam box is rectangular in shape and made of cardboard; box has a white top section (a), a gray bottom section (b) and a rectangular gray cardboard insert (c) which fits inside (b); (a) has two semi-circular cutouts on the long edges and a white sticker printed on in blue ink which stretc…
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Accession Number
010020526 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
MM= Dental Restoration, Permanent -- alloy/amalgam
Description
Copper amalgam box is rectangular in shape and made of cardboard; box has a white top section (a), a gray bottom section (b) and a rectangular gray cardboard insert (c) which fits inside (b); (a) has two semi-circular cutouts on the long edges and a white sticker printed on in blue ink which stretches the length of the box; (b) has the company information printed on the bottom in brown ink and a white sticker printed on in black ink on the bottom; sticker is covering half of the company logo printed on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box top - Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - box bottom - Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - insert - Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
cardboard: white, gray
paper: white
ink: blue, brown, black
Inscriptions
Printed in blue ink on the top of (a): "ONE OUNCE // S. S. White // Copper Amalgam // The S. S. White Dental Mfg. Co. // Philadelphia, Pa."; printed in blue ink on both sides of (a): "S. S. White // Copper // Amalgam"; printed in black ink on the sticker on (b): "3 4 5"; printed in brown ink on the bottom of (b): "J601-A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Condition Remarks
All parts show signs of wear with scuff and dirt marks present all over; there are black scuff marks on the inside of (b)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog G", S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 9 (similar to The S. S. White Copper Amalgam); "S.S. White" website; CD #4
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 S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company began in 1844 as a tooth factory and over the years expanded to produce a variety of dental tools and machines; copper amalgam was used to fill teeth to prevent further tooth decay
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dental amalgam dispenser kit

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Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020288 a-g
Description
Dental amalgam dispenser kit; rectangular black plastic stand with round black rubber feet (a), indented spaces at top to hold other objects; cylindrical translucent glass mortar (b) with base that flares out; cylindrical glass pestle (c) with rounded mixing end, square handle end; two hexagonal cl…
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Accession Number
010020288 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
MM= Dental Restoration, Permanent -- alloy/amalgam
Description
Dental amalgam dispenser kit; rectangular black plastic stand with round black rubber feet (a), indented spaces at top to hold other objects; cylindrical translucent glass mortar (b) with base that flares out; cylindrical glass pestle (c) with rounded mixing end, square handle end; two hexagonal clear glass bottles with ridges on three sides; alloy bottle (d) with white paper label printed with gold and orange ink stating product name, manufacturing information; mercury bottle (e) with white paper label printed with black ink stating product name; black plastic twist caps with ridged sides (f, g) with silver metal coil-covered dispensers coming out horizontally; dispensers are pushed toward caps to dispense product; mercury bottle cap (g) with dial at back for measuring liquid amounts
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a -stand - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b - mortar - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
c - pestle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
f - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
g - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Baker & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Newark
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Date Remarks
Based on patent date
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: black
paper: white
ink: orange, yellow, black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on stand: "ARISTALOY // BAKER & CO., INC. // NEWARK, N. J. // MADE IN U.S.A."; (b) embossed on bottom: "BAKER"; (d) printed on label: "BA[Illeg.]R // Aristaloy // E.NEWARK, N.J."; embossed on bottom: "BAKER 11"; (e) printed on label: "FOR MERCURY // USE BAKER SPECTROPURE"; embossed on bottom: "BAKER 10"; (f) embossed on cap: "ARISTALOY // BAKER // MADE IN U.S.A."; (g) embossed on cap: "SPECTRO PURE // BAKER // MADE IN U.S.A. // PAT.NO. // 2081544"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Label on mercury bottle (e) very darkened; label on alloy bottle (d) partially ripped; bottom of mortar (b) worn; bottom of pestle (c) darkened and scratched
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; the caps on the dispensing bottles were patented in the late 1930s
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dental cone-socket point handle

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020223
Description
Silver metal handle for a cone-socket point; octagonal middle engraved with concentric circles for grip; smooth handle tapers downward to rounded cone-shaped end; smooth hollow cylindrical tip at other end, where a variety of points could be placed.
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Accession Number
010020223
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Root Canal Therapy
Description
Silver metal handle for a cone-socket point; octagonal middle engraved with concentric circles for grip; smooth handle tapers downward to rounded cone-shaped end; smooth hollow cylindrical tip at other end, where a variety of points could be placed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Claudius Ash & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "ASH ENGLAND 4"; scratched into handle: "I. F. G."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some rust visible inside open end
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-F”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1916, p. 2 (similar to model #5)
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.
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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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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020186 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
010020186 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; between layers of foam are rectangular pieces of gold in various sizes.
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 GOLD REFINING CO., INC. // 2978 MAIN STREET // BUFFALO 14, N. Y. // FORT ERIE, ONT. PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Condition Remarks
Some ink worn off box; foam is very fragile, turning brown; box has brown adhesive remnants
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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dental gold vial

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13304
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020182 a-b
Description
Cylindrical vial of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with white paper label affixed at front, printed with yellow and black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, karats and weight of gold; white plastic cap (b) with ridged sides at top; assorted gold pieces and white cotton in…
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Accession Number
010020182 a-b
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
Cylindrical vial of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with white paper label affixed at front, printed with yellow and black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, karats and weight of gold; white plastic cap (b) with ridged sides at top; assorted gold pieces and white cotton inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vial - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Morgan, Hastings & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Based on zip code
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
plastic: white
ink: yellow, black
metal: yellow
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "COHESIVE 24-K GOLD -1/10 OUNCE . ASST'D SIZES // MORGAN-HASTINGS // GOLDENT // U.S. PATENT NO. 3, 191, 303 // Morgan, Hastings & Co. // DIVISION OF HASTINGS & CO., INC. // PHILADELPHIA 1, PA. U.S.A. // MANUFACTURERS OF FINEST FILLING GOLDS . SINCE 1820 // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Condition Remarks
Label is worn, with some water damage
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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dental gold vial

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Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020183 a-b
Description
Vial container of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with blue paper label affixed at front, printed with black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, weight of gold; black metal screw cap (b) with ridged sides at top and silver metal inside; assorted gold pieces and white cotton…
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Accession Number
010020183 a-b
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
Vial container of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with blue paper label affixed at front, printed with black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, weight of gold; black metal screw cap (b) with ridged sides at top and silver metal inside; assorted gold pieces and white cotton inside
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vial - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Williams Gold Refining Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Fort Erie
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
glass: clear
paper: blue
ink: black
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: white
enamel: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "1/10 OUNC [Illeg.] // WILLIAMS // GOLD CYLINDERS // Williams [Illeg.] ng Comp [Illeg.] // [Illeg.] Ltd. // Smelters, R [Illeg.] Manufact [Illeg.] // FORT [Illeg.] ONTARIO // [Illeg.] N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Condition Remarks
Label is very worn, illegible in parts
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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dental gold vial

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Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020184 a-c
Description
Vial container of dental gold with box; clear glass vial (a) with white paper label affixed at front; round white plastic cap (b) with ridged sides at top; assorted rolled gold cylinders and white cotton inside; rectangular white paper box (c) printed with blue ink states name of manufacturer, prod…
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Accession Number
010020184 a-c
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
Vial container of dental gold with box; clear glass vial (a) with white paper label affixed at front; round white plastic cap (b) with ridged sides at top; assorted rolled gold cylinders and white cotton inside; rectangular white paper box (c) printed with blue ink states name of manufacturer, product, size and weight of gold.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - vial - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.3 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
J. F. Jelenko & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Based on similar item
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
metal: yellow
fabric: white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
(c) Printed on front of box: "1/10 OZ. SIZE // A // SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE // JELENKO // PRECISION CASTING // GOLDS // FOR STRUCTURAL SERVICE // COHESIVE // GOLD // CYLINDERS // J. F. JELENKO & CO., INC. // 136 WEST 52nd ST. // NEW YORK 19, N. Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."; printed on sides and top: "SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE // JELENKO // PRECISION CASTING // GOLDS // FOR STRUCTURAL SERVICE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Condition Remarks
Top layer of label on (a) worn off completely; box (c) is flattened, slightly faded and worn at edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
010020183; "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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