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Frederic J. Hofschneider, D.D.S.

In 1926 a local dentist invented a device to reduce the pain that is caused by tooth drilling. Dr. Frederic J. Hofschneider's Automatic Dental Lubricator was very successful. Additional dental patents followed and lead to the creation of the Hofschneider Corporation, in Rochester, New York. This collection portrays Hofschneider's professional and personal developments and illustrates life in the early 1900's.

Frederick J. Hofschneider, DDS

Frederic J. Hofschneider,DDS 1913

Frederick J. Hofschneider, DDS

Frederic J. Hofschneider,DDS 1944

Frederick J. Hofschneider, DDS


Partial drawing of the Hofschneider Automatic Dental Lubricator, patented in 1923

Frederick J. Hofschneider, DDS

Dr. Hofschneider was an avid fisherman and also invented fishing lures. He is most famous for his "Red-Eye Wiggler" lure.

Frederick J. Hofschneider, DDS


Signed photograph of Dr. Hofschneider,taken in 1914 while he was a student in the Dental Department at the University of Buffalo.

Frederick J. Hofschneider, DDS

Hofschneider with patient, 1923.

 

 

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