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Item #

A3805

1770 Dental Tooth Key Wood Handle

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V020616

Price $

375

This Tooth Key was designed by the famous medical French designer "clé de Garengeot" in 1770.  It is in straight design as later models had dog leg design of the 1700s.  Instrument has ornate circular designs on straight extension and would date to late 1700s to early 1800s.  There are no markings.  It is made of hand forged non plated steel with carved fruit wood handle.  Later models in the 1800s would have checkered handles with nickel plating and dog leg bend.  Tooth key is in very good condition for 200+ years of age.  Size 6” long x 3.75” handle. .  It came to us from dentist estate sale with provenance notes above.  For several hundred years of age, this treasure is in very good condition and will highlight any collection of old dental instruments.

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