Intra-Oral Cassettes and Film (ca. 1950s)

The above photos show a Wolf X-ray intra-oral cassette in the closed and open configurations. The cardboard box it came in identifies it as catalog number 417.

It would be inserted horizontally into the mouth and the x-ray tube was positioned on top of the head pointing downward.

It is described in a 1955 Picker X-ray Corporation catalog as "Improved and redesigned, the new Goldsmith Intra-Oral Cassette turns out remarkable occlusal radiographs, exposed through the cranium for 1 1/2 to 2 seconds. . . indispensible in cleft palate operations, localization of impactions, foreign bodies and fractures."

Size: 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Donated by Ron Kathren.

 

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