Improvement in apparatus for cooling the teeth

Improvement in apparatus for cooling the teeth

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Description
A paper label in this device reads “DR. EDWARD OUDRY / APPARATUS FOR / Extracting Teeth Without Pain / PITTSBURGH, PA.” Edouard Jacques René Oudry (1827-1873) was born in France, and immigrated to the United States. In the Directory of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Cities for 1861, he advertised “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN by the use of a new apparatus, whereby no drugs or galvanic battery are used.” In 1863 he obtained U.S. Patent 39,673 for an “Improvement in Apparatus for Cooling the Teeth.” This may be Oudry's patent model.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Apparatus, Tooth Extraction
apparatus, tooth extraction, patent model
Other Terms
Apparatus, Tooth Extraction; Dentistry
Measurements
overall: 9 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 9 in; 23.1775 cm x 16.51 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
MG.291116.176
accession number
291116
patent number
39,673
catalog number
291116.176
Credit Line
Gift of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
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National Museum of American History
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