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Accession # SRM1988-62.1

Scraper

19th century


The scraper exhibits a valuable ivory and bone handle with a metal triangular point that was used for cleaning teeth. By the 19th century, America was the leading center for advancements in dentistry and instruments for maintaining oral health were not uncommon.




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