Electric Portable Dental Drill

Kaltenbach & Voigt (KAVO), Maker

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Maker and Role
Kaltenbach & Voigt (KAVO), Maker
Portable electric belt driven dental drill with tripodal feet made by Kaltenbach & Voigt, Germany circa 1950s. Used by the Auckland School Dental Service from the 1960s and disposed in the 1980s as surplus stock. The drill was driven by an external motor (which is missing from this unit) and the speed of the drill was modulated by foot. The drill handpiece was fitted with replaceable metal tipped dental burs of different shapes.
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Processed Material/Textile
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type
KALTENBACH & VOIGT/BIBERACH/RISS/WEST-DEUTSCHLAND/TYPE 717/F.NR450/B.Nr.6.21.2480/V220/240/C/S~ACDC/W80/U.min6000/sz2187. Maker's Plate
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Kaltenbach & Voigt (KAVO). Electric Portable Dental Drill, 2015.93.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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