Dental X-Ray Machine [Ritter]

Ritter Dental Manufacturing Co., Maker

1920s
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Maker and Role
Ritter Dental Manufacturing Co., Maker
Production Date
1920s
Description
Model A dental x-ray machine made by the Ritter Dental Manufacturing Company, Rochester NY USA. Wooden cabinet houses transformer and regulator while the upper arm holds the x-ray tube and metal frame which held the x-ray paper. Handheld timer dial hangs freely on one external side of the cabinet on designated a hook. Exposure times are listed on maker's plate attached to timer dial. Exposure times vary from 1-9 seconds depending on which teeth were being x-rayed and what type of x-ray paper was being used.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Bakelite
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
Dental X-Ray Equipment/ Volts 100-180 cycles 40-100/ AMPS Watts 600/ manufactured by/ Ritter Dental MFG. CO., INC./ Rochester, N.Y/ Design Pats. DEC. 20, 1921. - DEC 27, 1921/ Other Patents pending/ Patent Serial No. 3150 Maker's Plate
Accession No
2010.406.2
Credit Line
Ritter Dental Manufacturing Co.. 1920s. Dental X-Ray Machine [Ritter], 2010.406.2. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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