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Neuhause Building

Description: Photograph of Neuhause Building. The building is two stories tall. Businesses inside the building include a dentist and a bookstore. Trees are located to the left of the building and pedestrians are outside on the sidewalk. A handwritten note is written on the front and back of the postcard. Accompanying information lists the location on the corner of Third and South LaGrange St.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Dental Clamp.

Description: Patent for a dental clamp "for holding pins for securement to metallic cover-plates for fillings" (lines 8-10), with illustrations.
Date: January 29, 1901
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tooth

Description: Patent for an artificial tooth. Illustrations included.
Date: July 26, 1910
Creator: Stallman, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

B. F. Word, Attorney at Law, in 1916 building, Meridian

Description: Photograph of a building in Meridian. The sign above it reads "B. F. Word, Attorney at Law." There is another sign with the year 1916 on it. Above the doorway, a sign declares the current resident to be Dr. Ed Williamson, Dentist. A white van is parked on the far left side of the photo.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Description: Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Barnes, Preston B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Syringe.

Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Teeth.

Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental-Care Attachment.

Description: Patent for a dental-chair attachment mean to support a table to hold instruments, a waste-bowl, a lamp, glasses, and other things a dentist might need. The attachment can easily be separated and adjusted.
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Bridgework.

Description: Patent for dental bridgework with "an improved slotted crown, cap, or band for attaching the bridges to the natural teeth" (lines 9-10).
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Bray, Bernard B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Instruments for Filling Teeth

Description: Patent for improvement in instruments for filling teeth. "The object of this invention is to furnish an improved mode of filling teeth, by the use of which the filling may be built up, hardened, and polished at once, so that the filling will be as hard as marble when the patient leaves the operator's chair, and so that they can be immediately used for masticating."
Date: February 29, 1876
Creator: Ludwig, Carl D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Tooth.

Description: Patent for an artificial tooth with an improved crown so that "it can be attached to the gold cap that has been made to fit the end of the root that is to be crowned, the manner of attaching being materially facilitated" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 27, 1894
Creator: Harrell, Hardy B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Casting Dental Plates.

Description: Patent for casting dental plates which builds upon a previous patent by the same inventor, Patent No. 633,222, accepted on September 19, 1899. This patent professes to eliminate previous issues with casting metal such as pinholes and air bubbles that create imperfections in the dental plates.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Streetman, Willard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Rubber Dam and Tooth Backing Punch

Description: Patent for a combined rubber dam and tooth-backing punch. "This invention relates to new and useful improvement in dental instruments and more particularly it has references to a punch for forming holes accurately in the backing which is used on teeth in construction of bridges, plates, and cognate work" (line 12-17). Illustration included.
Date: May 19, 1908
Creator: Bell, Harry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department