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Dental Crowns - Silver, S S White Dental Manufacturing Co, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850034

Box containing approximately 250 silver dental cusps or crowns or caps made by S S White, Dental Manufacturing Co., circa 1900. They were used at a mental health hospital, Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. They were used to restore the surface of damaged teeth.
Silver cusps for false crowns for teeth. Approximately 250 cusps set temporarily in a wax bed in a shallow paper covered plywood box with velvet-padded lid. The box also contains an oblong slab of stainless steel, possibly used as a palette.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lakeside Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 26.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric services, 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: dental prosthetics
Manufacturer: S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co., circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: Card with exhibit


Jan Nary Posted on 30 Apr 2013 8:39 AM
I have a brass plate, app. 12.5cm x 14.5cm, marked SS hite Dental Mfg. Co. that I think may be for making crowns such as these. I'm hoping to use it to cast silver crowns for jewellery manufacture. I don't know what it's called but it's blooming heavy.
Jan Nary Posted on 30 Apr 2013 8:40 AM
Oops, that should have read S.S.White. Jan

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