Dental Plates (2) and Teeth

Dental Plates (2) and Teeth

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Description
Patent model for James B. Bean, “Improved Method of Securing Artificial Teeth to Cast Plates,” U.S. Patent 69,615 (Oct. 8, 1867). James Baxter Bean (1834-1870) was a naturalist who collected specimens for the Smithsonian. He received a degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; served in Confederate hospitals during the Civil War; established a dental practice in Baltimore; and died in a blizzard on Mont Blanc.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
denture, set, patent model
dental device, set
Other Terms
Dentistry
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm
overall: 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 4.7625 cm x 5.715 cm
overall: 3/4 in x 2 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
MG.M-04203
patent number
069615
69,615
catalog number
M-04203
accession number
89797
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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