Dental Supplies


An inscription on the lid of this red case reads “Klewe & Co.’s Glass Burnishers / Dr. Jenkins’ Points.” Klewe & Co. was located in New Haven, Ct.; there by 1907. Newell Still Jenkins (1840-1919) was an American dentist who practiced in Dresden, Germany, for many years; and who developed and improved porcelain enamel. These glass burnishers, for use with gold matrices, were mentioned in 1913.

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-08899Catalog Number: M-08899Accession Number: 218383

Object Name: ?glass burnishersOther Terms: ?; Dentistry

Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 in; 19.05 cm x 12.065 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_735758

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