Name/TitleInstrument: Extraction Forcep
About this objectThe forcep is one of the earliest extracting instruments. The design of dental forceps have not changed significantly in the last two hundred years. This forcep is a goose neck shape, of which similar designs are seen today but more angular.
Manufactured by Joseph Grey & Sons, England.
These are from the collection of Dr Colin George King, who graduated from Adelaide University in 1938. He is believed to practiced at Lockleys and Mile End and was a Councillor on Thebarton Municipal Council in 1940. The collection was donated to the South Australian Dental Society and the Heritage Office.
Place MadeUnited Kingdom
Medium and Materialssteel
Subject and Association Keywordsforceps
CollectionSouth Australia Dental Society (SADS)
Credit LineWhen SADS Historical Society was disbanded in 2004, the then archivist Rose Wilson, accepted some of the collection into the RAH collection.