Dental Floss Carrier

Dental Floss Carrier

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Patent model for Alfred P. Merrill, “Dental Floss Carrier,” U.S. Patent 213,997 (April 8, 1879). Alfred P. Merrill was a graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College who practiced in New York City.
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floss carrier, patent model
dental device
overall: 3 3/8 in x 5/8 in; x 8.5725 cm x 1.5875 cm
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Gift of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
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National Museum of American History
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