Dental Rubber Dam Tension Weight


Patent model for Theodore G. Lewis, “Rubber Dam Tension Weight,” U.S. Patent 160,604 (March 9, 1875), assigned to the Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Co. Theodore G. Lewis (1836-1920) was a dentist in Buffalo, N.Y.

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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.291116.191Accession Number: 291116Patent Number: 160604Catalog Number: 291116.191

Object Name: ?weight, rubber dam, patent modeldental deviceOther Terms: ?; Dentistry

Measurements: overall, as stored: 1 1/2 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_732385

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