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Remnants of a Previous Life

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Remnants of a Previous Life

25 Nov 2020 3:54PM   Views : 491 Unique : 354

I was just musing, and there's plenty of time to do that in Lockdown, that considering I was involved in Dentistry for most of four decades, there were only a few random fragments of that left around. I used to sell materials and equipment to the Dental Profession and as a consequence samples and demo items accumulate. I don't throw things away, so I wondered what was left. There are a couple of Espe Elastomer Spatulas, used for mixing impression materials, that have been used as butter knives for many years, but they don't count as they are still in daily use.

The Kurers, highly respected Manchester based dentists get a couple of mentions. This is an over-size model of their Kurer K4 Anchor, a post sytem for restoring teeth.
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and this is the Kurer Ceramicolor Contact Point instrument, used with composite materials.
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It's a random and maybe interesting fact that Hans and Peter Kurers' aunt, Margaret Stone, was my first primary school teacher.

I still have a few dental instruments, in a nice leather folder that was obtained for me by the distributer. It's too good to throw away!
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Models of crowns and bridges for demo purposes.
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Some gorgeous catalogues of instruments and rotary instruments that again are too good to dispose of. Here's three of them.
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And finally an advertising campaign for exciting false teeth in the form of a postcard sent out to dentists in 1954. It's an odd one, printed of course but pretending to be hand written and both daring and cutting edge and yet quaintly old-fashioned, all at the same time. This predates when I was working by many years, but was given to me by one of my customers as an item of interest. I still have it, so the gesture was clearly appreciated.
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Meanwhile, I could do with a couple of replacement Espe Elastomer Spatulas (aka Impregum Spatulas) as my two "butter knives" are wearing out, so if anyone is listening.......Smile

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