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Object/Catalog Number FIC09.18.471
Object Name Handles, Socket (6)
Collection Miscellaneous Operative Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Operative
Date ca. 1888
Description Six steel cone socket handles, three pairs in three different designs, and five steel points housed in green cardboard box bearing the following inscription on its lid: "Samples of Socket Handles / which were made when the / question of adopting the S & L / Thread was under discussion / See S.I.F. letter of Oct. 3 / 88." Damaged box lid also bears partial inscription: Mr. Lewis decided not to / change the thread [...] / put holes in all C. [...] as soon as practical [...] / so / Dr. Burk is to m [...] / machines for not[...] / Points. Nov. [...]" All six handles and one steel point bear the entwined SSW logo of S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company. The other four steel points bear no manufacturer's marks.
Material Steel
Length (in) 1.125
Width (in) 6.5
Height (in) 0.75
Condition Good
Number of images 1
Catalog date 2011-11-14
Dimensions H-0.75 W-6.5 L-1.125 inches
Caption Socket Handles
Made United States