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March Eclectic Collections

Sat, Mar 23, 2024 02:00PM EDT
Lot 114

19th Century Dental Key

Estimate: $300 - $500

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19th Century Dental Key
Civil War Era tooth key. Wooden handle affixed to a metal body with indescernable mark, and removable key. 5.25"l x 4"w.

The dental key is an instrument that was used in dentistry to extract diseased teeth. Before the era of antibiotics, dental extraction was often the method of choice to treat dental infections, and extraction instruments date back several centuries.

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