Double ended burnisher

Date
1760-1800
Description
With polished ebony handle. This shape can be seen in instruments today. Probably made in the late 1700s. Part of a series of eight instruments. The instruments have not been identified from existing catalogues but are similar to illustrations in various texts. They probably pre date gold and amalgam and therefore would have been used on tin, lead and gutta percha.

Object detail

Date
1760-1800
Accession Number
HFA457
Object Type
instruments
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category

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