2006.680.1: Spencer Hb Meter, 1946-1975

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2006.680.1: Spencer Hb Meter.
Image No. 2558 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Pocket size 'Spencer' haemoglobinometer [Serial no. 5217] with scale on one side, grams Hb per 100 ml and blood chamber clip on other. A doublesided glass blood chamber with an H-shaped moat and a cover plate are held in the blood chamber clip. Plug for transformer at one end, black rimmed viewer eyepiece on other. Inside is a lamp. Operates from batteries or with 115 volts A.C. transformer. 'Operation and Care of the SPENCER Hb-meter' booklet, 12 pages . Pouch, accessory case, batteries and transformer are missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.680.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: 1946-1975

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 16.8 cm
  • Width: 7 cm
  • Depth: 4.6 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Haemoglobinometer with eyepiece, bulb and bulb casing
  • b) Stapled instruction booklet
  • c) Blood chamber clip
  • d) Blood chamber
  • e) Blood chamber cover plate

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • filament,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: American Optical Company (Scientific Instrument Division)
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Number: 2396260Patent Date: 1946-03-12
  • Owner: Dr. Amy Wilmshurst