Thew's electric chisel-elevator, cased, by Tools and Machinery Supplies Ltd., London, dated 1932
This object looks more like an instrument of torture, rather than something used in dentistry – although some people would probably agree that they are one and the same. It was used to loosen teeth in a controlled way before they were extracted and is known as a dental elevator. Inside the handle is an electric hammer used to power the hook-like head at the end – although different attachments can be added to the hammer. The elevator is powered by battery, while the foot pedal acts as an on/off switch. The equipment was made by Tools and Machinery Supplies Ltd.
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- brass (copper, cotton (fibre), cotton (textile), electrical components, glass, incomplete, mahogany (wood), paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal), zinc alloy)
open: 271 mm x 291 mm x 500 mm,
- dental elevator
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- dental equipment
- dental instrument
- British Dental Association
- Permanent collection
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