|Object Name||Articulator, Snow "New Century"|
|Collection||Dr. Gladys Hayes Collection|
|Object Category||15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment|
|Object Sub-category||Prosthodontics-Crown, Bridge & Dentures|
|Description||"New Century" articulator designed by George B. Snow, improved by Abel Gritman and manufactured by the Snow Dental Company, Buffalo , NY. Bears three U. S. patent dates: July 25, 1899 (No. 629531), November 12, 1907 (No. 870,909) and February 16, 1909 (No. 912,748).|
|Inscription Text||NEW CENTURY / THE SNOW DENTAL CO. / BUFFALO NEW YORK / GRITMAN IMP'D FEB 16 '09 / PAT'D JULY 25 '99 NOV 12 '07|
|Inscription Type||Manufacturer's Mark|
Snow "New Century" Articulator
Designed by: George B. Snow
Manufactured by: Snow Dental Company, Buffalo , NY
U.S. Patent No.: #870,909 / #912,748
Patent Date: November 12, 1907 / February 16, 1909
In 1899, George Snow and DeWitt Gritman were issued a landmark patent for the Gritman articulator and Snow facebow. The Gritman articulator was a fixed condylar guide instrument. The Snow facebow was the first device that related the maxilla anatomically to the condylar.
The Snow "New Century" is the next generation Gritman and embodied adjustable condylar guides with fixed "Bennett" (inward) path. It was the 4th articulator to be patent for such a feature.
The Snow "New Century" was a practical articulator and was widely accepted by the profession.
Articulator Archives, University of Texas, Dental Branch at Houston
US Patent No. 629531 (July 25, 1899)
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents
U. S. Patent No.: 807909 (November 12, 1907)
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents:
U. S. Patent No.: 912748 (February 16, 1909)
U. S. Patent Document - Google Patents:
Biography of George Burwell Snow
Dental Digest, Vol. XXVIII (Jan-Dec, 1922), 420-21.
Snow, George Burwell
|Number of images||1|
|Credit line||Contributed by Gladys Hayes|
|Dimensions||H-4.25 W-4.5 L-5 inches|
|Caption||Snow "New Century" Articulator|
|Made||United States: Snow Dental Company, Buffalo, NY|