Dental File


Patent model for Edward Maynard, “Files for Dentists and Jewelers,” U.S. Patent (May 26, 1874), assigned to Melville M. Johnston. Edward Maynard (1813-1891) was then living in New York.

Ref: Burton Lee Thorpe, “Edward Maynard, A.M., M.D., D.D.S., A Born Mechanic, An Exquisite Operator, and the Inventor of the Maynard Rifle,” The Dental Brief 9 (1904): 363-369.

Maker: Maynard, Edward

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.291116.258Accession Number: 291116Patent Number: 151413Catalog Number: 291116.258

Object Name: file, patent modeldental instrument

Measurements: overall, file: 1/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 1/4 in; .07938 cm x 6.0325 cm x .635 cmoverall, patent card: 1/32 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 in; .07938 cm x 8.255 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1442558

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