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Object/Catalog Number 1974.2.1
Object Name Articulator, Snow "New Century"
Accession Number 1974.2
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).
Material Metal
Length (in) 5
Width (in) 4.5
Height (in) 4.25
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
Inscription Location Hinge
Condition Good
Notes DISPLAY

Notes:

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
http://www.db.uth.tmc.edu/Articulators/Snow_New_Century/index.htm
Related Publications US Patent No. 629531 (July 25, 1899)
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents
http://www.google.com/patents?id=cYJMAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false

U. S. Patent No.: 807909 (November 12, 1907)
U.S. Patent Document - Google Patents:
http://www.google.com/patents?id=kZNaAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false

U. S. Patent No.: 912748 (February 16, 1909)
U. S. Patent Document - Google Patents:
http://www.google.com/patents?id=qMtOAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Biography of George Burwell Snow
Dental Digest, Vol. XXVIII (Jan-Dec, 1922), 420-21.
People Snow, George Burwell
Hayes, Gladys
Number of images 1
Credit line Contributed by Gladys Hayes
Catalog date 2011-02-16
Dimensions H-4.25 W-4.5 L-5 inches
Caption Snow "New Century" Articulator
Inscription Technique Stamped
Source Hayes, Gladys
Made United States: Snow Dental Company, Buffalo, NY