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,
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!
Private Alf Lewis was an enterprising ANZAC. While a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his false teeth became useless. He set to replace these by making new ones out of tinfoil wrappers from cheese sent by the Red Cross. His fellow prisoners were so impressed with his shiny new teeth, that they assigned him the task of replacing theirs as well.
He was repatriated in 1944…
An insurance company in the USA paid the claim of a man who bit his own throat!
The man was playing tennis when he slipped, causing his false teeth to dislodge down his throat and enclose onto its flesh…
A Parisian woman took her dentist to court, after one of her false teeth fell into the hand of her fiancé. This, she claimed ruined her chances of successfully marrying for the second time. The court heard that prior to the incident, the fiancé always complimented the woman on her best asset. However, this was done in ignorance of them not being her natural teeth. She claimed that the man was horrified and ran away, not seeing him since!
Source: Barrier Miner, Tuesday 29 August 1950