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Dental pelican tool, Westbrook, ca. 1800

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

The pelican tool was used to extract teeth. This tool was part of the collection of Dr. William Marrett of Westbrook, who began practicing dentistry in 1832.

This tool is of a 1650 pattern, and may be a reproduction. During Dr. Marrett's practice, the pelican was not the instrument of choice for tooth extraction; rather, the tooth key was used most widely.

Other Information


  • Title: Dental pelican tool, Westbrook, ca. 1800
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • Town: Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Steel, bone
  • Local Code: 4430*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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