Martin-type sphygmomanometer calibrated 0 to 150 mm

Mayer & Meltzer (estab. Circa 1848, closed 1950)
C.J. Martin sphygmomanometer by Mayer & Meltzer. Consists of rubber lined canvas armband with leather straps and rubber plug, blood pressure gauge mounted on wooden stand, rubber tubing with metal valve and nozzle (in separate pieces with broken tubing), corked glass bottle containing mercury with hand-blown glass funnel, rubber ball pump, broken piece of glass tubing and pieces of rubber tubing, wooden case with brass handles and support for blood pressure gauge stand.
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Mayer & Meltzer (estab. Circa 1848, closed 1950) ▫ set
wood, glass, brass and other metal, string, mercury, paper and ink, rubber, cork, twill, leather and varnish
gauge 10.4 x 38.6 x 10.2 cm
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
maker's mark ▫ engraved on plate, inside case lid: 'MAYER & MELTZER/71, GREAT PORTLAND ST./LONDON./MELBOURNE & CAPE TOWN.'
owner's mark/inscriptions ▫ stamped twice inside case on base: 'W.J. McGAW./PHYSIOLOGICAL LAB'Y/MELBOURNE"
scale/inscriptions ▫ gauge printed from top downwards: 'Millimetres/0/10/(-)/150' at 10 unit intervals along graduation marks
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Medical History Museum Category


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