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Item #

A3837

1780 Dental Tooth Key w Swivel Claw

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V020616

Price $

575

This rare Tooth Key is non plated steel with carved bone handle.  Note that claw swivels to 3 settings and grooved bolster.   It was designed by "clé de Garengeot" (straight before dog leg tooth keys).  Instrument has a hand tooled bone handle with straight steel business end.  Per Bennion book on Antique Dental Instruments this dates from middle 1700s to early 1800s.  Bone handle has a beautiful patina with accents and steel business end.  It is good condition with slight cracking in bone handle.   Size 6” long x 3.50” handle.  It will highlight any collection of old dental instruments.

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