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Title: 1965T848 Tooth Extractor
Description: 1965T848
Medical instrument - Tooth Extractor, 1810-30
This dentist's tool is an early type of tooth extractor known as a 'dental key'. It has an ebony cross-bar handle and cranked steel shaft. It dates from the early nineteenth century. In earlier times, barbers commonly carried out surgical bleeding and tooth extractions in addition to shaving and cutting hair!

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Wood
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Pinto Collection
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Social history
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Health and Medicine
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Health
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Surgery
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.