Dental Articulator


Patent model for Eli T. Starr, “Improvement in Articulators,” U.S. Patent 78,151 (May 19, 1868). Eli Thompson Starr (1833-1904) was a Philadelphia dentist who worked for the S. S. White Dental Co. According to one account, “The fecundity of his inventive talent is evidenced by the fact that nearly one hundred different patents were granted to him, covering nearly every department of dentistry.”

Maker: Starr, Eli T.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-04210Catalog Number: M-04210Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 78,151

Object Name: articulators, patent modeldental instrumentOther Terms: Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 12.3825 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_729419

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