Antique Ivory Dental File

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An antique dental file used for making separations between teeth. The frame is made from steel and holds a blade of course wire.

The wire is secured with two tiny wing nuts and can be tightened with a screw mechanism at one end. The handle is made from crosshatched ivory with a silver mount. The instrument is unsigned and would originally have been part of a set probably dating to the early 19th century.

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