Civil War Dental Screw Forceps

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Forceps similar to a pair from 1848 by CH Dubs shown on page 59 in Bennion’s ‘Antique Dental Instruments’ and displayed in the Macauley Museum of Dental History S Carolina.

A central telescopic screw extends and is held secure with the blades allowing the root to be tapped. Sadly all before the advent of the anaesthetic. This set of forceps is marked M Evans who was an American instrument maker in the Civil War Period.

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