Dental Instrument Set


The “REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / C. M. CARR.” inscription in the lid of this case refers to Cassius M. Carr, an inventor who devised various dental instruments, taught dentists how to use them, and was sued (in Washington, D.C. in the 1890s, and in Chicago around 1915) for practicing dentistry without a license.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN82844U15

Object Name: Kit, Instrument, Dentalinstrument set, dentalOther Terms: Kit, Instrument, Dental; Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 2 in x 22 in x 9 in; 5.08 cm x 55.88 cm x 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_722601

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