Upper denture with gold plate and 14 porcelain teeth. This is the patent model for Samuel Purvine and Harrison Smith, “Improvement in Dental Plates,” U.S. Patent 118,484 (Aug. 29, 1871). The inventors lived in Salem, Oregon.

Associated Dates: 1871 08 29

Patentee: Smith

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United StatesUnited States

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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.291116.043.01Accession Number: 291116Catalog Number: M-13155.01Patent Number: 118484Catalog Number: 291116.043.01

Object Name: Denture, Golddenturesdenturedental deviceDenturesOther Terms: Denture, Gold; Dentures; Dentistry

Physical Description: vulcanite(?) (overall material)metal, gold (overall material)porcelain (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.445 cmoverall: 3.3 cm x 5.7 cm x 4.5 cm; 1 5/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_733006

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