Dental Forceps

Dental Forceps

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Forceps
forceps, dental
dental instrument
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
MG.M-07719
accession number
220284
catalog number
M-07719
accession number
220284
Credit Line
from Mr. Robert Meibauer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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