- This device consists of a cylindrical furnace and a horizontal gas burner; the original base has been lost. The furnace is marked “No. 41” had has a metallic tag reading “BUFFALO DENTAL / MANUFACTURING CO. / BUFFALO, N.Y.” The base of the burner is marked, in raised letters, “BUFFALO DENTAL MFG. CO. BUFFALO N.Y.” 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), pp. 509 and 521.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Company
- place made
- United States: New York, Buffalo
- Associated Place
- United States: New Jersey
- furnace: 5 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 15.875 cm
- burner: 4 in x 11 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 29.21 cm
- overall; furnace: 5 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 15.875 cm
- overall; burner: 4 1/8 in x 11 3/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 28.8925 cm x 9.8425 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Department of Chemistry, Catholic University of America
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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