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Mechanical Dentistry.

Description: Patent for new and improved mechanical dentistry. This design consists in "[a] dental plate provided with a series of holes or perforations and a continuous groove upon the upper surface of the plate communicating with the holes or perforations therein" (lines 62-65).
Date: May 18, 1886
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
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Dental Drill Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dental-drill attachment. This design consists in "the combination, with the upper pulley and the supporting pully-frame of a drill, of a rod having hinged to its upper end the clip, having the set-screw, and having at its lower end the frame, having the wheel and the side-spools journaled within it" (lines 25-31).
Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: Moyer, Jesse Hechler
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Dental Apparatus

Description: Patent for "a novel and convenient construction of apparatus for supplying medicine, hot air, and water for treating decayed, and abscessed teeth" (lines 12-15).
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Gilbert, James Madsen
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Articulating Plate

Description: Patent for "new and useful articulating plate" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: April 11, 1900
Creator: Driskill, T. F.
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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.
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Dental Mold.

Description: Patent for dental mold, it is an improvement on patent no. 700855, by the same inventor. The improvement was to have open sides and large exit at the bottom of the lower neck of the mold, and a flask having a wide inlet in order to keep the molten metal from contact with the metal of the mold to avoid being suddenly cooled. (Lines 19-23) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1903
Creator: Streetman, Willard
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[News Script: Dental biz]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Baylor Dental School in Dallas displaying an exhibition on antique dental tools.
Date: July 23, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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