Bellows

Bellows

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bellows
maker
Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
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
ID Number
CH.316200
catalog number
316200
accession number
224004
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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