Dental Plate and Teeth


Patent model for William Ballard, “Improvement in Dentistry,” U.S. Patent 52,012 (Jan. 16, 1866). The patent illustration termed this “Cells for Dental Plates” designed “to make it relatively easy to retain the teeth in the mouth.” The patent illustration termed it “Cells for Dental Plates.”

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.291116.007Accession Number: 291116Patent Number: 52012Catalog Number: 291116.007

Object Name: ?denturedenturesdenture, patent modeldental deviceOther Terms: Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 2 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_728924

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