Dental Tray

Dental Tray

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Description
An inscription on the metal tray reads “DR. HARPER’S / ADJUSTABLE TRAY / PAT. NO. 2,171,695.” That on the cardboard box reads in part “CLIMAX DENTAL SUPPLY COMPANY INC.”
Ref: Robert N. Harper, “Method and Apparatus for Procuring Impressions of the Surfaces of the Anterior Teeth for Dental Work,” U.S. Patent 2,171,695 (Sept. 5, 1939).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bite tray
dental instrument
Other Terms
Dentistry
Measurements
box: 1 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 9.2075 cm x 6.35 cm
bite tray: 1 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 6.985 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
MG.260892.039
accession number
260892
catalog number
260892.039
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James E. Aiguier
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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