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Object/Catalog Number FIC09.18.437
Object Name Saliva Ejectors (8)
Collection Miscellaneous Operative Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Operative
Description Eight metal saliva ejectors and one copper metal tube connection bearing ID tag that states: "USE THIS METAL TUBE As the connection to attach hose coupling (plain type) to saliva ejector. Place other hose coupling in container of cold water." Three are of same design and bear the stamp "PAT. PENDING-MADE IN U.S.A.; three bear wrap-around springs at base of ejectors; one bears a partial hose attachment; and one is manufactured by S. S.White Dental Manufacturing Company and bears the patent number 2130406 (Sept. 20, 1938).
Material Steel, cardboard, paper
Length (in) 5.5
Width (in) 1.5
Diameter (in) 0.25
Condition Good

Company History:
In 1888, Dr. Allen DeVilbiss, an ear, nose & throat specialist, had developed an easier and more sanitary way to apply medicated oil into his patient's throats. This invention proved to be such a success that the physician was able to patent the atomizer and retire from his profession and established the DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company of Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Allen's son, Thomas, was active in product development and became a full partner in the company in 1905.

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Related Publications U. S. Patent No.: 2130406 (Sept. 20, 1938)
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents Link:
Number of images 1.0
Credit line
Catalog date 2011-05-27
Dimensions W-1.5 L-5.5 Dia-0.25 inches
Caption Saliva Ejectors
Made United States: Philadelphia & Boston