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Dental Clamps - Silver plated, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850032

Summary:
Silver-plated dental clamps used for encapsulating the tooth prior to filling with amalgam, circa 1920. Made by S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. Used for dental work on patients at Lakeside Asylum, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Description:
4 silver-plated dental clamps, each consisting of 2 facing C-shaped pieces which are clamped around the tooth by turning a tiny screw on each side of the clamp. The 4 clamps are contained in a black velvet-lined plywood box, covered in black paper. There is space in the box for six clamps - two are missing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lakeside Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: dentistry, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Dental hygiene in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Dentistry
Tertiary Classification: tools
Manufacturer: S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co., circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
References: Card with the display

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