993.45.1: Toothkey, 18th Cent.

Additional Images

993.45.1: Toothkey.
Image No. 2813 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Dental toothkey with a curve to the end of a straight shaft and a mechanism which allow the claw to be rotated. The claw moves on a swivel fixed on top of the bolster with eight notches which when secured by a lever keeps the claw in the desired position. The lever is sunk into the body of the shaft and pivots up and down when pressure is applied over the thumb rest. The wooden handle is carved with concentric rings. Unsigned.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.45.1
Collection: Dentistry
Date: 18th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14.5 cm
  • Width: 7 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • iron,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. C. A. Graves