Lewis mechanical plugger

Maker
Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Company
Date
Circa 1899
Description
Typical. With a metal barrel with ebonite grip and replaceable end. On pressing point against tooth, an internal spring is depressed against cylindrical weight which at a predetermined point is released and strikes rear end of point. Adjustable. For use with tin, lead and gold stopping materials. The mechanism is similar to that of the automatic centre punch used in engineering workshops.

Object detail

Date
Circa 1899
Accession Number
HFA794
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ LEWIS PLUGGER NO. 9. / B.D.M.CO BUFFALO N.Y. / PAT MAY 16 1899
Object Type
instruments
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category

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