University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
A beige cardboard box that has a rectangular top (a) that has both pink and black type printed on it, both on the top and on the proper front side; there is a shallow rectangular cardboard bottom (b) which holds the dentures; a rectangular plastic cover (c) covers the dentures and rests inside (b);…
A beige cardboard box that has a rectangular top (a) that has both pink and black type printed on it, both on the top and on the proper front side; there is a shallow rectangular cardboard bottom (b) which holds the dentures; a rectangular plastic cover (c) covers the dentures and rests inside (b); the plastic cover has the Lucitone label printed on it in blue; upper denture (d) is completely made of plastic with pink gums and a complete set of white teeth minus third molars and an upper palate of clear plastic; the lower denture (e) is completely made of plastic with pink gums and a complete set of white teeth minus second and third molars; the dentures are packed in the box with two pieces of grey-coloured cotton padding (f-g).
Number Of Parts
a - box lid - Size: Length: 9.8 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length: 9.1 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
c - plastic cover - Size: Length: 8.1 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
d - upper denture - Size: Length: 6.0 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
e - lower denture - Size: Length: 5.0 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Deph 2.0 cm
f - cotton padding - Size: Length: 7.7 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
g - cotton padding - Size: Length: 8.2 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
E. I. du Pont de Nomoure & Company
Date based on packaging and research
cardboard: beige, black, pink
plastic: clear, blue, pink, white
Printed on top: "Lucitone // TRADE MARK // METHYL METHACRYLATE RESIN // DENTURE MATERIAL // Packaged in Canada by Canadian Industries Limited"; printed on proper front side: "Exclusive Distributor: // THE L.D. CAULK CO. OF CANADA LIMITED // TORONTO ONTARIO // Patented in Canada, 1935, 1937 // and 1939."
Storage Room 0010
On display “Toothless: A History of Dentures” at the Museum of Healthcare; 27 Oct 2015
(a) Is very discoloured, particularly on the top and around the edges; shows signs of wear; it bows out slightly on either side at the bottom; (b) is discoloured, shows signs of wear, and has a small tear on each exterior corner on the proper left side; (c) has some scratches, and the label is wearing in some places; (d) shows some sign of wear; some discolouration; (e) shows some sign of wear; some discolouration (f) shows signs of use; (g) is discoloured on the one side and shows signs of use.
"DENTSPLY Caulk" website; CD #UHN
Lucitone is a type of plastic; the product distributors, L.D. Caulk Company of Canada, began serving doctors in 1877, and was a division of DENTSPLY, an international company that produces dental products and has roots that reach back to 1899