Moulded mandible in two parts

Maker
Kenneth Russell (b.1885, d.1945)
Date
Circa 1920
Description
This is a model of a lower mandible, cut through between the left lower two bicuspids and rejoined with a metal or brass attachment. The model has been separated at the join to show the details of the brass attachment, which shows a larger section fitting over a smaller, and the two being held firmly in place when attached by a screw and nut. The object is related to 2649, 2650, and 2651. All four models are complicated moulds, possibly used in a training exercise in the making of cast lower splints, although this is not an entirely adequate explanation of their use.

Object detail

Date
Circa 1920
Medium
metal, synthetic material
Measurements
4.5 x 9.5 x 10.0 cm
Accession Number
HFA2652
Credit Line
Gift of Major Kenneth Russell
Object Type
models
Named Collection
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category

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