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Last reviewed: 11/10/2010
Last updated: 11/10/2010

LDBDA : 4051

student instrument case

student instrument case with six leather lined drawers and a foil compartment in the lid. There is a carrier handle in the top and a metal plaque inset in the lid.

Students taking the first dental qualification, the LDS, were required to have their own instruments for clinical work. Cases like this are still used in some dental schools today. This instrument case dates to the late 19th century. Ash's complete student case cost 273 shillings in 1875, equivalent to about 1000 today.

maker and supplier: Elliott and Co. Ltd

case wood; instruments steel; length 212mm; width 295mm; height 260mm

Image of student instrument case