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The “PRINZ” inscription on this steel syringe refers to Hermann Prinz (1868-1957), a prominent dentist from Germany who moved to the United States in 1896, and taught in St. Louis and then in Philadelphia. The syringe was probably made by Parke, Davis & Co., and incorporated some suggestions made by Prinz.
Ref: Hermann Prinz, Dental Materia Medica and Therapeutics (St. Louis, 1909), p. 469.
“Dr. Hermann Prinze, Scientist, Educator,” New York Times (Nov. 26, 1957), p. 33.
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Object Name
syringe, dental
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Associated Place
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
metal (plunger, thumb rest material)
metal (barrel material)
metal (handle, finger rest material)
metal (tip, screw material)
overall: 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 13.335 cm x 5.715 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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