10/16/2020 at 11:17 am #82501
I purchased a few bins of mostly denture making equipment about a month ago. I found and listed several molds, impressions of people’s teeth (with some missing), and I sold one lot so far.
I found a bottom teeth mold labeled with the name Peter K Thomas, which appears to be for teaching. There aren’t any current ones on eBay right now. I’m not expecting these to be worth much, but, just in case, can I get the prices off the links below? I only have the bottom teeth, so I guess I’ll have to consider that in pricing.
Thanks so much!
10/16/2020 at 11:30 am #82504TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Here you go: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-peter-thomas-dds-dental-1895222922 sold for $22.00 on Nov 3, 2017, and https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/peter-thomas-dds-dental-dentist-teeth-1864412001 sold for $30.00 on Apr 21, 2017.
10/16/2020 at 2:33 pm #82517
Thanks! Not too bad. I’ll probably list it at $16 and make offers if someone is interested.
10/16/2020 at 2:15 pm #82513workhorseParticipant
- Location: California
Are these OK to post on Ebay? They are so strict with medical or really quasi medal equipment lately.
10/16/2020 at 2:32 pm #82516
These are OK because they aren’t used for any kind of procedure or self care. It’s only to look at even if it is used for teaching. The problem is with medical items that require a prescription.
I was given some kind of electrical machine that is supposed to help with pain. Somewhere on the box, it says that it can only be prescribed by a doctor, so I’m not listing it. (Not sure what to do with it either).
The bins of denture stuff also came with partially used bottles of plastic resin and similar chemical that have expired dates. These were used to make dentures or teeth impressions; I’m not sure which. I have to figure out how to dispose of it properly because I sure as hell am not going to sell those.
10/16/2020 at 2:50 pm #82519
The electrical machine might be a TENS machine; they’re available over the counter in the UK. They were developed back in the 1980s (I think)- an electronics magazine had a ‘build your own’ article. I presume they actually work if they’re still being sold- the one I made didn’t, but that was probably down to my soldering!
I think whatever’s used to make moulds for dentures is also used by modellers and craftspeople because it produces detailed castings (just checked- Cynthia Plaster Caster used dental alginate, so the plastic resin must be the modern replacement for it)
10/16/2020 at 5:12 pm #82523
You are probably right about the TENS machine. This was something that one of my parent’s friends gave me, and they usually use those for back and arthritis pain.
If I could sell the resin instead of throwing it out, I would do it in a heartbeat. I’m not sure if it would fly on eBay, though. I’ll take a look at possible craft uses.
I’ll need to get through the rest of the stuff, which includes some machines that I’m having a hard time researching. I did figure out a foot controlled machine for some kind of grinder that (I assume) is used to shape or smooth out the dentures. It might be worth $200 even without the hand/grinder part. It’s called a KaVo EWR A9. I haven’t plugged it in yet.
Then there are several foot controllers that I have no idea what they do or how they could be tested. There’s some contraption labeled Tiger 35 Micro Engine A1. I’m getting craft and model car engine stuff coming up in research, but nothing that looks like this machine. There’s another similar machine that I haven’ researched yet. Some regulator valve thing made by a company called Norgren. I’m not sure what all these things are, how I will test them, and whether I want to sell them. It’s going to take some time and work.
10/16/2020 at 11:41 pm #82527
The regulator valve might be part of a set-up to administer an anaesthetic gas to dental patients. Which I suppose was an improvement on holding an ether-soaked rag over the patient’s mouth!
I suppose the Tiger micro engine would have a long flexible drive shaft to drive the drills.
There’s a denture repair place near me- I called in on behalf of a friend a few years back. It was a long room with about a dozen workers sitting at benches with drills; the place was covered in plaster dust; looked like a Victorian factory. That sort of business might have a need for drill motors and parts.
10/17/2020 at 9:48 am #82531
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