Dental Chair

This chair is part of an accession of artifacts which came from the office of Dr. C. Edmund Kells (1856-1928), who pioneered dental radiography. The means by which the chair moves up and down is hydraulic, and it has a cane seat and back rest. It dates to about 1890. Dr. Kells early experiments with dental x-ray and its contribution to diagnosis led to more than 200 publications on the subject of dentistry.
Currently not on view
Object Name
chair, dental
dental chair
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 56 in x 24 in x 39 in; 142.24 cm x 60.96 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Artifact Walls exhibit
Dr. C. Edmund Kells Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. J. O. Pierson

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