Dental Forceps

Dental Forceps

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Dental forceps were known by the eighteenth century. This example, purchased in Germany, resembles that shown in Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla, Instrumentarium Chirurgicum (Vienna, 1780), plate XIV, fig. 5.
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Object Name
forceps, dental
dental instrument
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 2 cm x 13.6 cm; 2 3/16 in x 13/16 in x 5 3/8 in
overall: 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm
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Credit Line
from Mr. Robert Meibauer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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