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Dental Drill - Pedal Operated, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850029

Pedal-operated dental drill used for dental treatment of patients at Lakeside Mental Hospital Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910. Manufactured by White, S.S., Dental Manufacturing Co.
fitted with scaler. It fits inside a slit-sided tube held tightly by a small, double-ended belt which in its turn fits into another shaft with slit-sided end and is decoratively texture and waisted. This whole section rotates to turn drill. It fits inside a still wider shaft, at the end of which are 3 cog-wheels. Inner shaft emerges just above biggest cog, but doesn't connect. Bottom of outer shaft forms hollow square with short ornately-shaped column on one side and vertically rotating lever shaped like a tiny spanner on the other.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lakeside Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 24.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: dental instruments, 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
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Dentistry
Tertiary Classification: surgical equipment
Manufacturer: S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co., circa 1910
Place & Date Used: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1892-1920
References: Label on exhibit. Bennion, Eliz. Antique medical instruments, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London 1979. S Maw, Son & Sons, Cat.of Surg.Ins.Ldn 1902

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