Casting sling pre 1940’s

Tool used for pouring molten metal in the casting process, in dentistry the procedure provided a metallic duplication of missing tooth structure with as much accuracy as possible. Most likely the casting method used was lost-wax process, also called cire-perdue, a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away. The lost wax technique is also common practice in jewellery.

Owned by John Samuel Robert Heath (1893-1970) Dentist, surgeon and artist.
Heath joined the Medical Corps, and saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli and France, being mentioned in dispatches for bravery and awarded the 1914/15 Starr, the British War Medal and the Victory Cross. He returned to Australia after studying dentistry at Royal Dental Hospital in Leicester Square, London. Honorary Dental Surgeon to the Melbourne Dental Hospital and the Childrens Hospital, Melbourne; Dentist to the Children's Welfare Department Deports, Royal Park; Director of the Malocclusion Clinic, Melbourne Dental Hospital; Lecturer and Examiner in Orthodontia, the University of Melbourne; formerly House Surgeon and Demonstrator in Operative Dental Surgery, the Royal Dental Hospital, London: and Special Magistrate of the Children's courts.
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Object detail

wood, metal
13.0 x 3.0 cm (wood handle)
10.0 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm (pot w/handle)
17.0 x 1.0 cm (chain)
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Credit Line
Gift of Clifford Heath, 2022
Object Type
dental equipment
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category


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