The Compound Extractor (3 slides)
The 17th-century compound extractor had features of the forceps, pelican and elevator all in one, creating a multifunctional device and eliminating the need to transport all three instruments individually.
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Mayflower Extractor IllustrationCirca 1620, the Mayflower surgeon’s case is thought to have included a compound extracting instrument illustrated here.
Public Domain: Dental Cosmos, 1891
Compound Extractor ReplicaThis instrument (A56.1) from the Ward Museum collection may be a replica of the one used by the Mayflower surgeon.
University of the Pacific Permanent Collection, Donor: Maurice J. Owens, DDS
1700s Colonial ExtractorColonial dentists used similar extractors in the 1700s.
Courtesy of Abrams Publishing, New York, NY — Ring, 1985.