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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Inscriptions: Written: CUSPS. Engraved: WSS/DR. J.G. HOLLINGSWORTHS/CROWN & BRIDGE APPLIANCES.
Manufacturer: S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co., circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: Card with exhibit

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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.
Cheers,
Jan
Jan Nary Posted on 30 Apr 2013 8:40 AM
Oops, that should have read S.S.White. Jan

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