The latest idea in economy stands to the credit of a thrifty American woman who lived near Janesville, and was wearing her dead husband’s false teeth. When he died she had his fine set of false teeth removed before he was placed in the coffin. Then she called upon the old dentist, informing him that she desired to have them remade to fit her, and the request was granted. When she left the dentist, she said that she hoped that the teeth would make her feel 30 years younger, as she intended to marry again shortly.
Source: Clarence and Richmond Examiner, Sat 27 July 1907
An extraordinary and untimely accident caused a suburban wedding to be postponed for two hours. The prospective bridegroom was having his last meal as a bachelor when he had the misfortune to break his false teeth in halves. What might have been merely an unfortunate nuisance was made serious by the fact that he swallowed them. He was rushedto hospital, where an x-ray examination revealed that the broken denture was lodged in his stomach. In spite of the misfortune he was determined that the ceremony should take place, and the marriage was performed.
Source: Advocate, Thu 17 Aug 1933
The most ingenious prisoner of war in Stalag XXA (Germany) was an Australian, Lance-Corporal A- Lewis, who made himself a set of false teeth with melted down “silver paper”. This was revealed by a British prisoner’s letter published in the “Daily Mail,” which stated: “Lewis, by common consent, gets all the silver paper from the cigarette packets and chocolates received in prisoners’ parcels. He melts it down, and by pouring it in moulds supplies the men with first-class reproductions of regimental badges.”
Source: Morning Bulletin, Mon 8 Feb, 1943
A man from St. Louis was looking for a cigar with two teeth. The false molars were embedded in the half smoked cigar, which he tossed out of the car window while driving home from work!
Source:News, Thursday 8 June 1950,
A competitor at the International Chess Congress in Hastings became so stressed at losing his bishop that he snapped his teeth together resulting in their fracture!
Consequently, the game had to be adjourned until his false teeth could be repaired!
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 3 January 1949
A 55 year old man from Cleveland, Ohio, was a model for false teeth!
The gentleman, who owned eight different sets of dentures, modeled for dental students at the Western Reserve Dental School.
He never wore the same teeth two days in a row, preferring on each occasion to choose those best depicting his mood…
Source: The Sun-Herald, Sunday 17 October 1954
An inventive dental supplies wholesaler who wanted good grip on his garage drive in North Manly (Australia), paved it with false teeth!
He dug out a couple of sacks containing artificial teeth from his garage and sprinkled them on the steep incline of his drive . He selected molars rather than anterior teeth to prevent any tire damage!