Cup shaped ladle with a riveted brass handle. Until 1953 the philosophy of the Australian College of Dentistry was to make students obtain their own individual kits of tools and instruments. The prosthetic kits were excessive containing such things as blowpipes, soldering bocks, polishing mops, flasks, ladles etc. which would be of no use to students once they qualified. The ladle was for taking hot/boiling water from a tank to wash out flasked wax dentures. One ladle would have been sufficient for the whole class. This was purely a technical procedure but had to be undertaken for every denture. It was a task that in the commercial laboratories would have been done by more efficient methods and never by a dentist.
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