Dental Forceps

Dental Forceps

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Description
The “J. BIDDLE / MAKER / NEW YORK” inscription on these dental forceps is that of John Biddle, a dental instrument maker who was in business by 1856 and still going in the mid-1880s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Forceps
forceps, dental
Other Terms
Forceps; Tooth Extraction
maker
Biddle, John
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 7 in; x 5.715 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
MG.M-08553
accession number
218383
catalog number
M-08553
accession number
218383
Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
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Medicine and Science: Dentistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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