Tooth Key


Tooth key with a steel shaft, an ebony handle, and three extra claws. The “Maw” inscription is that of a surgical instrument firm active in the London area in the middle decades of the nineteenth century.

Ref: S. Maw & Son, A Catalogue of Surgeons’ Instruments (London, 1866), p. 147.

Maker: Maw & Staley

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-08494Catalog Number: M-08494Accession Number: 218383

Object Name: extraction keytooth keyOther Terms: Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_732884

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