Treadle operated drill, London, England, 1925-1940

Made:
1925-1940
maker:
Amalgamated Dental Company Limited

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At the dentist in the 1890s. Room set display in Lower Wellcome Gallery of the Science Museum
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Treadle operated dental drill, by the Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd., London, 1925-1940

Dental drills are used by dentists to remove decaying tooth matter, usually before inserting a filling. Powered by a foot pedal, this type of dental drill (in the foreground) was invented by James B Morrison (1829-1917) in 1871, although this one was made rather later.

This example was made by the Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd. It is shown here within a display about dentists in the 1890s.

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Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
1978-308
Materials:
complete, iron and rubber (unidentified)
type:
dental drill
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • dental equipment
  • dental instrument
credit:
Mrs. Mary E.M. Duke.

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