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T.G. Lewis Crown & Bridge Articulator

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Designed By:
T.G. Lewis
Manufactured By:
Buffalo Dental manufacturing Co., Buffalo, New York
US Patent:
Patent Date:


This is a small articulator that is intended to accommodate sectional casts. It provides a posterior vertical stop and a mechanism for lateral movement, that slightly increases the vertical height of the upper member, presumably to provide for cuspal rise. Contemporary models of this articulator suggest that there has been almost no changes in design for over 100 years. These articulator are made of brass and aluminium.

Posterior view
Close-up of hinge and posterior vertical stop. The lateral control is at the split below the pin holder.
Lateral view
Anterior view
Various views of the brass model
Various views of the brass model
Older versions of the brass model
Older versions of the brass model

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