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Object/Catalog Number FIC09.4.24
Object Name Forceps, Bone Cutting
Collection Surgical Instruments used at Garretson Hospital of Oral Surgery
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Surgical
Description Steel bone cutting forceps bearing manufacturer's mark "D. W. Kolbe & Son." on neck of instrument.
Material Steel
Length (in) 5.625
Width (in) 1.625
Inscription Text D. W. KOLBE / & SON
Inscription Type Manufacturer's Mark
Inscription Location Neck
Condition Good
Related Publications Edmonson, James M., "American surgical instruments : the history of their manufacture and a directory of instrument makers to 1900 (San Francisco : Norman Pub., 1997), 54-60. (Biography of Dietrich W. Kolbe).
People Garretson Hospital of Oral Surgery
Kolbe, Dietrich W.
Garretson, Dr. James E.
Number of images 1.0
Catalog date 2010-02-16
Dimensions W-1.625 L-5.625 inches
Caption Bone Cutting Forceps
Inscription Technique Stamped
Notes on Related Objects Rachel Hildebrandt and the Old York Road Historical Society. "The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer (Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., 2009), p. 89:

Garretson Hospital (originally known as the Hospital of Oral Surgery) was founded in 1879 by Dr. James E. Garretson. A modest hospital building designed by Horace Trumbauer was dedicated on March 2, 1908, one year after the hospital had been acquired by Temple University. In 1921, Temple's founder, Dr. Russell E. Conwell, announced that the tiny hospital would be enlarged, renamed Greatheart Hospital, and moved from its site at Eighteenth and Hamilton Streets. The hospital was absorbed by Temple University Hospital. The Trumbauer-designed building was demolished.
Old ID number 19-74
Source Temple University School of Dentistry
Made United States: Dietrich W. Kolbe & Son, Philadelphia, PA