May 08, 2009
Dental Patent: 1886 - Berlin Dentist Works through Claudius Ash to Patent Elevating Chair
This patent is interesting in that it shows some of the politics of international patent applications at the time. The actual creative individual in this patent is Daniel O'Connell, who sounds Irish but is living in Berlin. At this time, the Germans were the leaders of the dental profession, so if you were serious about dentistry that was a good place to study. To patent in the Britain (what we think of now as the United Kingdom), he worked through an agent. In this case the agent was the Ash firm. Given that the Ash firm marketed dental chairs, there may be an implication that this innovation was something they were interested in marketing or producing.
More images of this patent can be browsed here.
Patent UK 1886 #10,052: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/tags/patentuk188610052/
More patents can be browsed here.
Flickr: Dental Patents Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/sets/72157613314928074/
Posted by pfa at May 8, 2009 09:08 AM