Bellows

Bellows

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Description
The inscriptions on the bottom of these foot-powered wood and leather bellows read “BUFFALO DENTAL MFGC / BUFFALO, N.Y.” and “NO. 9” and “26 42 -5?” 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
Measurements
overall: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
overall: 4 1/4 in x 4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 10.795 cm x 10.4775 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
CH.316229
catalog number
316229
accession number
217523
Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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