Dental Drill

Dental Drill

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Description
Patent model for Mahlon I. Gallager, “Improvement in Automatic Dental Drills,” U.S. Patent 135,109 (Jan. 21, 1873). Mahlon I. Gallager lived in Savannah, Ga., and was apparently the designer of the Gallager Carbine used by Union soldiers during the Civil War.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Drill, Dental
drill, automatic, patent model
dental device
Other Terms
Drill, Dental; Dentistry
date made
1873
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 8 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 5.08 cm x 22.225 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
MG.M-04234
catalog number
M-04234
accession number
89797
patent number
135,109
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National Museum of American History
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