~GOOD PAIR OF EARLY DENTAL TOOTH KEYS~

~GOOD PAIR OF EARLY DENTAL TOOTH KEYS~

$375 US/300 GBP + postage

A "dog leg" tooth key with three claws and an earlier straight shaft key with primitive handle

Dimensions

175 and 150 mm.

Circa

1850

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Dentistry, Surgical instruments, Office Antiques, Tools

Description

A good pair of dental tooth keys. The upper is of the typical bent “dog leg” design with three (3) inter-changeable claws and a rosewood or lignum handle (nibbles to one end). The other has a straight shaft with a bulbous end and single claw. The handle has been replaced at some point with a rather crude but functional, tapering maple hardwood one. 6 (six) inches long and 7 (seven) inches long respectively. Claw dimensions are identical. Large assortment of early dental items coming in the next week.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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