Electro-Magnetic Dental Mallet

Electro-Magnetic Dental Mallet

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William Gibson Arlington Bonwill (1833-1899) was a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and the Jefferson Medical College, who practiced dentistry in Dover, Del., and invented several dental instruments. A tag on this example reads "First Electromagnetic mallet made by Dr. Bonwill at Dover, Del., 1870."
Ref: “Dr. W. G. A. Bonwill,” The Dental Digest 5 (1899): 766-768.
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Object Name
Mallet, Electro-Magnetic
Other Terms
Mallet, Electro-Magnetic; Dentistry
S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall: 14.2 cm x 2.8 cm x 1.3 cm; 5 9/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/2 in
overall: 1.8 cm x 14.2 cm x 1.1 cm; 11/16 in x 5 9/16 in x 7/16 in
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Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
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National Museum of American History
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