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Tooth Extractor

ca. 1750 – 1780

Also known as a tooth key, the hooked end of this tool would be placed on the tooth to be removed. By turning the extractor like a key, the hook would dig under the tooth and extract it.

Metal, brass, wood. L 14.5, W 10, T 1.8 cm
Valley Forge National Historical Park, VAFO 1359