Lancaster Patent Dental Forceps

Lancaster Patent Dental Forceps


Lancaster Patent Dental Forceps


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Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Dentistry


A rare pair of Lancaster dental forceps for which a U.S. patent was issued to Howard Lancasteron on July 2, 1901 (# 677,577  ). In the patent specifciation Lancaster notes: ” My invention relates to an improvement in dental forceps; and my object is to provide an ordinary forceps with an attachment that will afford a free and painless extraction of crown pins from tooth-roots by an application of reciprocal forces.“. The ivorine teeth are not part of this lot but can be purchased separately. Length of instrument: just under 8” or 23cm. 

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US M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: or 718-623-6777