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Hanau “University Series” No. 1 (with Occlusal Plane Analyzer) Articulator

Designed By:
Richard A. Beu and James H. Janik

Manufactured By:
Hanau Engineering Co., Inc. Buffalo, NY

US Patent:
3159915

Description:

This is one of the Hanau “University Series” articulators devised by Richard Beu and James Janik. There were 21 models available. This is a sturdily built, “wide body”, and non-arcon semi adjustable instrument. This model, with an occlusal plane analyzer (a.k.a., the “Broaderick Flag” , and Schuyler's modified incisal table and offset incisal pin, was used by the Pankey-Mann group after the Pankey-Mann Instrument was no longer used. This articulator and its accessories embodied all the attributes required for the Pankey-Mann Schuyler functionally generated path philosophy.

 

Dr. Edgar N. Starcke's articles in the Journal of Prosthodontics have more information on the history of articulators.