Dental Drill

Dental Drill

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Description
George F. Green (1880-1886), a resident of Kalamazoo, Mich., invented the first pneumatic dental drill operated by means of compressed air. The “E. R. E. Carpenter / Sole Agent / Chicago, Ill. / Pat. Apr. 28, 1868 / No. 205” inscription of this example refers to E. R. E. Carpenter (1832-1891), a prominent dentist in Chicago.
Ref: George F. Green, “Pneumatic Tooth Burr and Drill,” U.S. Patent 77,370 (April 28, 1868).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drill, Pneumatic, Green's
drill, pneumatic, patent model
dental instrument
Other Terms
Drill, Pneumatic, Green's; Dentistry
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 6.0325 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
MG.M-08479
catalog number
M-08479
accession number
218383
patent number
205
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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