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blood pressure cuff; sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. Charles E. Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997013001
Description
Baumanometer sphygmomanometer in a case, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and with a lid that hinges at the top and has a clasp at the bottom; the inside of the lid has an attached metal, glass and mercury scale; there is cylindrical latex tubing attached to the scale at one end a…
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Accession Number
997013001
Collection
Dr. Charles E. Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Baumanometer sphygmomanometer in a case, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and
with a lid that hinges at the top and has a clasp at the bottom; the inside of the lid has an
attached metal, glass and mercury scale; there is cylindrical latex tubing attached to the scale
at one end and a cloth-covered latex cuff and bulb at the other end; the bulb is oval in shape,
with tapered ends; one end has a metal plug and the other end attaches to the latex tubing and has
a round metal pressure-release knob at the side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Charles E. Bird
Maker
W.A. Baum Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Exact make and model found in a supply catalogue from c. 1966
Material
metal: silver; grey
latex rubber: black
glass: clear
fabric: black
paint: black; red
Inscriptions
A metal manufacturer's label on the inside of the lid reads, "Baumanometer // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.
// BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD OVER // U.S. PATS. NOS. 1594039 & 1821902 // MADE IN U.S.A.
// W.A. BAUM CO. Inc. -- NEW YORK // KOMPAK MODEL"; the scale has increments marks along its length
and the numbers, "0 // 20 // 40 // 60 // 80 // 100 // 120 // 140 // 160 // 180 // 200// 220 // 240
// 260" on the left side and "10 // 30 // 50 // 70 // 90 // 110 // 130 // 150 // 170 // 190 // 210
// 230 // 250" on the right side as well as the words, "CALIBRATED // MILLIMETERS" at the bottom;
the cloth cuff has a cloth label that reads, "Baumanometer // BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD
OVER // W.A. BAUM CO. INC. NEW YORK"; the bulb has the words, "TYCOS // ASHEVILLE N.C. // U.S.A.
63" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.1 cm. x Width: 10.1 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The sphygmomanometer arrived somewhat dirty and dusty; the outside of the metal case shows minor wear, but no corrosion is visible; all latex parts are complete and flexible; the cloth is complete and undamaged; the front clasp on the case does not work; #3: fabric has an odour; #4: mercury; rubber.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog C-30" by American Hospital Supply Corporation, c. 1966, pp.
30415-30423 (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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