Dental Facings


An inscription on the cardboard box reads “DIMELOW / FACINGS / PATENTED JAN. 25, 1910, AUG. 19, 1913 / JOHNSON & LUND.” Thomas E. Dimelow (1872-1946) was born in England, moved to the United States at a young age, and obtained several dental patents. Johnson & Lund Co. was a dental supply firm in Philadelphia established in 1858 by two immigrants from Sweden, Frederick N. Johnson and Oliver Lund.

Ref: Thomas Edward Dimelow, “Fastening for Artificial Teeth,” U.S. Patent 947,378 (Jan. 25, 1910).

Thomas Edward Dimelow, “Artificial Tooth,” U.S. Patent 1,070,785 (Aug. 19, 1913).

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN82807U27

Object Name: crown and artificial teeth demonstration setdental demonstration setOther Terms: Dentistry

Measurements: overall - box: 1/2 in x 5 in x 7 in; 1.27 cm x 12.7 cm x 17.78 cm


Record Id: nmah_721629

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