Serrated end plugger

Date
1760-1800
Description
Straight with polished ebony handle and end slightly enlarged and serrated. Probably made in the late 1700s. Part of a set 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.
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Object detail

Date
1760-1800
Medium
steel, ebony
Measurements
13.5 x 3.0 cm
Accession Number
HFA459
Object Type
instruments
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category

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