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Maker(s):Unknown
Title:Tooth key; Dental key
Date Made:early to mid 19th century
Type:Medical
Materials:Wood and iron
Accession Number:  MH SK F.B.10.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A tooth key, with double claw. "After separating the gum from the tooth, the claw is fixed as deep between the tooth and gum as possible. The fulcrum, covered with a rag, is then applied on the opposite side, when with one turn of the handle, which should be most cautious and slow, the tooth is pulled out at once." -Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1797.
Presented by Mr. John James

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