Martin-type sphygmomanometer calibrated 0 to 300 mm

Maker
1. The Holborn Surgical Instrument Co. Ld. (estab. 1903, closed Circa 1950)
2. J. G. Ingram and Son (estab. 1847)
Date
(1900-1910)
Description
C.J. Martin sphygmomanometer by The Holborn Surgical Instrument Co., London. Consists of blood pressure gauge mounted on wooden stand, two rubber ball pumps, pieces of rubber tubing including a metal screw valve and nozzle, black leatherette case with metal clasp to support blood pressure gauge stand. Set is missing armband.
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Other Maker
J. G. Ingram and Son (estab. 1847) ▫ ball pump 1
The Holborn Surgical Instrument Co. Ld. (estab. 1903, closed Circa 1950) ▫ set
Medium
wood and varnish, glass, mercury, leatherette, metal, twill, rubber, ink, leather, enamel and gilt
Measurements
case 6.9 x 41.3 x 15.2 cm
Accession Number
MHM04047
Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ impressed on label in case lid: as band around perimeter, 'AWARDED GRAND PRIX & GOLD MEDAL/CONGRESS OF MEDICINE. 1912', and at centre, 'THE HOLBORN/SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS CO. LD./LONDON.'
maker's mark ▫ printed on ball pump 1: 'Ingrams/London/Made In/England'
scale/inscriptions ▫ engraved on glass of sphygmomanometer and coloured black, alongside calibrations: '20/(-)/300'
scale/inscriptions ▫ engraved on glass of bulb and coloured black, alongside calibration: '0'
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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