Dental Drill


Patent model for Mahlon I. Gallager, “Improvement in Automatic Dental Drills,” U.S. Patent 135,109 (Jan. 21, 1873). Mahlon I. Gallager lived in Savannah, Ga., and was apparently the designer of the Gallager Carbine used by Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Date Made: 1873

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-04234Catalog Number: M-04234Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 135,109

Object Name: Drill, Dentaldrill, automatic, patent modeldental deviceOther Terms: Drill, Dental; Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 2 in x 8 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 5.08 cm x 22.225 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_724664

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