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I stopped by the White Elephant Sale in Oakland a few days ago and picked up a a really old set of dental equipment. At home dentistry has long been a dream of mine, and now I have the tools to make it a reality.

Its got two different dental style flood lights on nice swing arms, the spittoon sink thing, a Mr. Thirsty, a belt driven articulated dental drill, the tray on the arm, the thing that fills up the little cup of water and the air/water gun that dentists like to use so much. The water and air connections are included, but not much of it currently works.

The equipment is set up outside of my room in my shop, and to be honest, it kind of freaks me out every time I walk by it. If anyone has any ideas on how to repurpose any of this stuff besides making a renegade dentists office/torture device I would love to hear them.

Also, if anyone knows anything about how to restore these kinds of things, it would be great to get some pointers. Its made by a company called Weber and its got to be from at least the 40's or 50's if not older.

I'm most excited about the articulated belt driven drill - I have never seen anything quite like it!

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sam (author)2007-03-05

It looks like it might be helpful for working on a car. You have a parts tray, a good work light, a liquids drainer.. drain oil etc.. I'm not sure what the dentist's drill would be used for..

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jtobako (author)2007-02-21

it's a well-lit foreman/dremel with coolent delivery!!!! i want one : (

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fungus amungus (author)2007-02-21

Put it next to your bed so you can use the tray to eat off of, the light to illuminate your books, and the spittoon to hold ice and beer.

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The Mr. Thirsty to clean up spills before the wife/mom finds them, and the drill as a knife :D

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