Dental File

Dental File

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Description
Patent model for Edward Maynard, “Files for Dentists and Jewelers,” U.S. Patent (May 26, 1874), assigned to Melville M. Johnston. Edward Maynard (1813-1891) was then living in New York.
Ref: Burton Lee Thorpe, “Edward Maynard, A.M., M.D., D.D.S., A Born Mechanic, An Exquisite Operator, and the Inventor of the Maynard Rifle,” The Dental Brief 9 (1904): 363-369.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
file, patent model
dental instrument
maker
Maynard, Edward
Measurements
overall, file: 1/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 1/4 in;.07938 cm x 6.0325 cm x.635 cm
overall, patent card: 1/32 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 in;.07938 cm x 8.255 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MG.291116.258
accession number
291116
patent number
151413
catalog number
291116.258
Credit Line
Gift of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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