Martin-type sphygmomanometer

Maker
Mayer & Meltzer (estab. Circa 1848, closed 1950)
Date
Circa 1900-1910
Description
C.J. Martin sphygmomanometer by Mayer & Meltzer. Consists of canvas armband with leather straps (missing rubber lining and plug), rubber ball pump with tubing and metal valves, blood pressure gauge mounted on wooden stand, glass tube with nozzle and glass attachment, corked glass bottle of mercury, wooden case with a brass handle and support for blood pressure gauge stand.
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Other Maker
Mayer & Meltzer (estab. Circa 1848, closed 1950) ▫ 0 - Whole
Medium
brass and other metals, glass, elastic, string, mercury, cork, paper, ink, rubber, twill, leather, wood and varnish
Measurements
case 7.2 x 39 x 11.4 cm
Accession Number
MHM04046
Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ stamped on plate inside case's lid: 'MAYER & MELTZER/71, GREAT PORTLAND ST./LONDON./MELBOURNE & CAPE TOWN'
owner's mark/inscriptions ▫ case top gouged at ul: 'AMP'
notations/inscriptions ▫ typed display card: 'P.C. POTAIN (1825-1901)./HE INTRODUCED THE AIR SPHGMOMANOMETER/AND THE ROUTINE ESTIMATION OF BLOOD/PRESSURE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE (1880),/AND IS ALSO REMEMBERED FOR HIS/DESCRIPTION OF GALLOP RHYTHM AND FOR/HIS APPARATUS FOR ASPIRATION OF THE/CHEST./REVERSE: IINSCRIPTION AND A SCENE IN A/HOSPITAL WARD DEPICTING WHAT SEEMS TO/BE IMMEDIATE AUSCULTATION OF THE CHEST.'
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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