Dental Calipers

Dental Calipers

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Description
Alfred W. Chandler, the donor of these dental calipers, believed they were made and used by Paul Revere. Chandler (1890-1978) was a dentist who spent his career with the U.S. Navy, rising eventually to the rank of Rear Admiral. A recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Navy in 1917, a week after the United States joined World War I. He attended the first dental officer class at the Naval Dental School in 1923. He served as the Chief of the United States Navy Dental Corps from 1946 to 1948, and as dentist to several American presidents.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
calipers
Other Terms
Dentistry
maker
Revere, Paul
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 4.1275 cm x 8.255 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10460
catalog number
M-10460
accession number
249413
Credit Line
Rear Admiral Alfred W. Chandler, D.C., USN (Ret.)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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