Dental Flask

Description:

This is probably the patent model for William E. Buckman, “Improvement in Dental Flasks,” U.S. Patent 180,193 (July 25, 1876). The “William Ely Buckman” inscription on the bottom refers to a dentist in Easton, Pa.

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.291116.173Accession Number: 291116Catalog Number: 291116.173

Object Name: flasks and investment ringsOther Terms: Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 in x 5 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 10.16 cm x 13.335 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6898-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_734453

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