Martin-type sphygmomanometer calibrated 0 to 300 mm

Maker
Hawksley & Sons (estab. 1869)
Date
(1900-1910)
Description
C.J. Martin sphygmomanometer by Hawksley and Son, London. Consists of rubber lined, leather, fabric and canvas armband with rubber plug and glass tube, blood pressure gauge mounted on wooden stand, rubber ball pump with attached tubing and metal screw valve, metal valve with rubber tubing, black leatherette case with metal clasp to support blood pressure gauge stand.
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Other Maker
Hawksley & Sons (estab. 1869) ▫ set
Medium
metal, wood, wood stain, varnish, ivory, glass, mercury, ribbon, coated fabric, canvas, rubber, leatherette, leather, cardboard and printing ink
Measurements
case 6.1 x 13 x 38.7 cm
Accession Number
MHM04042
Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ stamped in gilt inside case lid: 'HAWKSLEY & SON/357, OXFORD ST./LONDON, W."
maker's mark ▫ engraved on gauge glass: 'Hawksley & Son'
maker's mark ▫ on gauge scale, engraved along top lh edge: 'HAWKSLEY & SON * LONDON'
scale/inscriptions ▫ engraved on gauge: graduations, marked at 10 unit levels from bottom upwards, '10/20/(-)/300'
inscriptions ▫ typed display cards: 'THERE VARE NOW TWO TUBES LEADING/FROM THE CUFF, SIMPLIFYING THE/VALVE ARRANGEMENT AND PROCEDURE.', 'NOTE THE EARLY CRUDE/"GAS-TIGHT" CONNECTIONS.', and 'THE VALVE IS NOW PLACED NEAR/THE BULB. THE OUTER LAYER OF/THE CUFF ITSELF IS RIGID./(MUMMERY).'
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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