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Object/Catalog Number FIC10.3.43
Object Name Articulator, Crown & Bridge
Collection Miscellaneous Articulators & Related Equipment
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Prosthodontics-Crown, Bridge & Dentures
Description Simple hinge crown and bridge articulator manufactured by Mizzy Inc., New York, NY, according to attached old ID tag. Articulator bears no manufacturer's mark.
Length (in) 2.875
Height (in) 1.625
Depth (in) 1
Condition Good
Notes Mizzy were manufacturers of dental supplies in New York City. Mizzy himself was Albert David Mizzy (1883-1964), a native of Kyiv, Ukraine, who immigrated to the U. S. in 1900. In 1919 Albert Mizzy applied for a passport to travel on business for the firm of I. Stern & Co., manufacturers of dental gold specialties, as attested by the letterhead on their stationary. The letter was signed Isidor Stern, President, and states, "Mr. Albert D. Mizzy, secretary, treasurer and general manager of our company is authorized by us to sell and buy goods, establish agencies and secure agencies for us in Holland, Switzerland, France and England. We have known Mr. Mizzy since 1903 and he has held office with our company since 1912." There was also a dental supply side of I. Stern & Co. located at 1-3 Union Square West. Around 1923 Albert Mizzy seems to have bought out the dental supply side of the business and re-named it Mizzy Inc. In 1926 Mizzy Inc. moved to 105 E. 16th St. They were located here until 1944, and they stayed in business in New York until 1983. Albert Mizzy's son, Arnold Robert Mizzy (1911-1987), was the first husband of the actress, Gypsy Rose Lee. They were married in 1937 and divorced in 1941. In 1945 Robert Mizzy was involved in a lawsuit reported in the New York Times (7 Nov. 1945, p. 25). He was described there as "a dental equipment supplier."

Source: http://www.14to42.net/16street2.html
People Mizzy, Albert David
Number of images 1
Catalog date 2010-03-23
Dimensions H-1.625 L-2.875 D-1 inches
Caption Crown & Bridge Articulator
Made United States: Mizzy Inc., New York, NY