Dental key, English, late 18th century.

Fernandes, Iris

 
Dental key, English, late 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Steel dentist's tool with slightly ornamental shaft, plain circular bolster, single claw position and convex claw margin with two notches and inner serrations. This device was used for extracting teeth.

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