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The Golden Guarantee

After an excellent dinner at a restaurant in Paris, a provincial visitor was unable to pay the bill on discovery that his pocket book had disappeared. He explained his position to the proprietor but the latter, who was recently swindled by an individual who told the same story, refused to take any excuse for non-payment. In order to avoid a scandal, the visitor was obliged to leave his gold-mounted artificial teeth as a guarantee that he would return and pay for his meal.
Source:  The Newsletter, Sat 26 June, 1909

making claims…

Bizarre dental insurance claims:

  • hitting and breaking a tooth with a phone mouthpiece while blowing a kiss to fiancé on the other end
  • breaking two teeth with swinging arms while dancing
  • Swallowing a bridge due to shock after seeing dog get run over by a car
  • Severely burning tongue after lighting a cigarette and accidentally throwing it away, while placing the lit match in mouth instead


Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate Monday 19 January 1931