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Dental Plate

Dental Plate

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Description
Patent model for Basil Manly Wilkerson, “Dental Plate,” U.S. Patent 207,699 (Sept. 3, 1878).
Wilkerson (1842-1910) was a native of Alabama who served in the Confederate Army. Moving to Maryland after the Civil War, he graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore and taught in both institutions. Among his several patents, the most notable were for a dental chair and a dental drill.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
denture, patent model
dental device
Other Terms
Dentistry
Measurements
denture: 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 3.4925 cm x 3.81 cm
patent cards: 1/16 in x 3 in x 2 7/8 in;.15875 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
MG.291116.048
accession number
291116
patent number
207699
catalog number
291116.048
Credit Line
Gift of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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