Sphygmomanometer

IHPST

Accession Number: 2011.ihpst.7

Instrument Name: Sphygmomanometer

Description:

A wooden box with a hinged top which contains a pressure gauge connected to an armband and a hand pump. The pressure gauge is measured in millimetres. The lid is secured by a turning latch.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials:

Wood, metal, glass, cloth, rubber, and mercury.

Markings:

A manufacturer’s label adjacent to the top of the pressure gauge reads “ACCOSON STANDARD FOR ACCURATE BLOODPRESSURE; INST. NO 8434 BRITISH MADE.” The armband is stamped “ACCOSON SPHYGMOMANOMETER STANDARD FOR BLOOD PRESSURE BRITISH MADE”. “PAT. No 27551/32″

Dimensions (cm): Length=32, width=11, height=31cm

Function: for measuring blood pressure.

Condition:

good, some wear and scratches throughout. One very scratched area on the inside lid. Some rust staining on the interior of arm band

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Accoson, England

Date of Manufacture: London circa 1916

Provenance: Dr. Terrence Boylan

Additional Information and References:

Information about the donor of this instrument is included in the instrument’s file.

Donated to UTSIC: Yes

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