Ivory Tongue Scraper

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A rare jointed ivory tongue scraper as seen in Bennion’s book on Antique Dental Instruments.

You can see one of the craftsman’s trick of the trade in action, where in order to prevent cracking when the strip is bent at over 90 degrees the ivory has been scored with parallel “Z” plasties.

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