Gordon-type universal dental forceps and dental elevator, London, England, 1850-1880

Made:
1850-1880 in London
maker:
Weiss, John

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Gordon's universal dental forceps and elevator, in case, by Weiss, London, 1850-1880

Aside from the fingers, dental forceps are the oldest instruments used for tooth pulling. A dental elevator is used to loosen the tooth before it is removed, or to remove small parts of the tooth and roots that cannot be gripped by the forceps. The forceps and elevator are made from steel and have ebony handles. The handles of the forceps are textured to improve grip.

Details

Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
A621659
Materials:
case, leather, elevator handle, ebony, elevator shaft, steel and forceps, steel
Measurements:
dental elevator: 16 mm x 156 mm x 21 mm, 0.04 kg
dental forceps: 1 mm x 180 mm x 22 mm, 0.184 kg
type:
dental forceps, dentistry (extraction) and gordon, dental elevators, dental forceps, dentistry (extraction) and universal
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • dental equipment
  • dental instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • dental equipment
  • dental instrument