Miscellany: Teeth

In Milwaukee, Wis., toothless L. M. Crouch stuffed wax in his gums; hardened the wax by holding cold water in his mouth; from this mold made a base of litharge, plaster of Paris and mercurochrome; stuck into it pieces of a porcelain dinner plate; filed the pieces smooth with emery paper and had a serviceable set of false teeth, with which to attend a Boy Scout dinner. Last week, he announced that the china teeth, in service since February, would be presented to a museum when he gets the set he has ordered...

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