Coloured hand plugger

Double ended with a light brown/red, eight sided (octagonal), handle. One of a set of six pluggers, which includes Dental Museum Collection items 1096 to 1102, each with a different coloured handles made from a type of plastic. Set stored in a fitted leatherette box with two clasps.

Hand pluggers were generally positioned and struck by a special mallet. Apprentices were trained in striking when complex restorations were undertaken.
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