- These foot-powered wood and leather bellows were used by chemists at the University of Pennsylvania. The inscriptions on the bottom read “BUFFALO DENTAL MFGC / BUFFALO, N.Y.” and “NO. 9” and “61851 / 2 / 1900.” Thomas Fletcher (1840-1903)—an English dentist, inventor, and pioneer of the gas engineering industry—designed the form.
- Ref: Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Co., Catalogue and Price List of Dentists’ Supplies (Buffalo, 1901), p. 509.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Company
- place made
- United States: New York, Buffalo
- bellows: 9 in x 7 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm
- overall: 10 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 25.7175 cm x 31.75 cm x 26.035 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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