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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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