Dead Coyote Teeth and Melted Toothbrushes Made Into Homemade Dentures, ca. 1900s

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In the early 1900s, a man couldn’t afford proper dentures, so he made his own using melted down toothbrush handles and the teeth of a dead coyote.

After years of wearing them, in 1946 a local dentist was so impressed with this ingenuity that he offered to make the man a professional set in exchange for the coyote dentures.

The teeth are now in the collection of the Eastern California Museum, in Independence, CA.

(via The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things)

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