Dental Floss Holder


The donor identified this as Dr. A. P. Merrill’s dental floss holder. Alfred P. Merrill was a graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College who established a practice in New York.

Ref: Alfred P. Merrill, “Dental Floss Carriers,” U.S. Patent 213,997 (April 8, 1879).

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of the S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-09559Catalog Number: M-09559Accession Number: 232230

Object Name: dental floss holderdental coll object

Measurements: overall: 3 3/16 in x 1/2 in; 8.128 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_735759

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