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Object/Catalog Number 1940.3.59
Object Name Porcelain Body, Downie's
Accession Number 1940.3
Collection Dr. Norman S. Essig Collection
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Prosthodontics-Crown, Bridge & Dentures
Description Brown cardboard packaging box with hinged lid containing twenty-four glass vials of different shades of Downie's porcelain body set in two partioned rows. Material used in the production of inlays and crowns. Each vial is labeled with it's identifying number and the manufacturer. A descriptive label on the product as a whole is mounted on interior of the box lid. Hinged lid has been repaired with tape. Packaging box also contains a cardboard sheet on which are mounted twenty-four different shade samples of processed porcelain body. Each sample is numbered in accordance with the glass vials.
Material Cardboard, glass, cork, paper, porcelain body
Length (in) 5.75
Width (in) 8.375
Height (in) 0.5
Inscription Text Vial Label:

No. 1-24
BODY
Porcelain Work
DETROIT DENTAL MFG. CO.
93 Shelby Street
DETROIT, MICH.

Sample Sheet:

SHADE SAMPLES
Downie's Porcelain Body
DETROIT DENTAL MFG. CO.

Lid interior:

Downie's Porcelain Body.
The Porcelain Body contained in this package is of entirely different composition from any ever before put on the market. It fuses at a low heat, and is finer grained, tougher and stronger than any porcelain body on the market. it should always be allowed to cool down as slowly as possible, as the slower it is cooled down the tougher and stronger it will be.
Inscription Type Manufacturer's Mark
Inscription Location Glass vial & lid interior
Condition Fair
Notes DISPLAY
Related Publications PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY'
A Symposium
NORMAN ESSIG, D.D.S. AND IRVING R. HARDY, D.M.D.
Philadelphia, Pa. New Fork City

1 Presented at a meeting of the New York Academy of Dentistry, Yale Club, New
York City, November 21, 1929.

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Journal of Dental Research
DOI: 10.1177/00220345300100050401
J DENT RES 1930; 10; 569
Norman Essig and Irving R. Hardy
Prosthetic Dentistry: A Symposium
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People Essig, Dr. Norman S.
Number of images 1.0
Credit line Gift of Dr. Norman S. Essig
Catalog date 2009-12-01
Dimensions H-0.5 W-8.375 L-5.75 inches
Caption Downie's Porcelain Body Case, Product and Sample Sheet
Inscription Technique Stamped
Old ID number 15-6
Source Essig, Dr. Norman S.
Made United States: Detroit Dental Manufacturing Company, Detroit, MI