Dental Tray

Dental Tray

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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).
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Object Name
bite tray
dental instrument
Other Terms
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
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Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James E. Aiguier
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National Museum of American History
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