2011.29.1: Jarcho Pressometer, c. 1950

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2011.29.1: Jarcho Pressometer.
Image No. 3107 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Jarcho Pressometer No. 5035 in a case. Consisting of a metal support onto which fits a pocket type graduated manometer and a 20cc graduated glass reservoir with cap and rubber stopper. A hollow metal 'T' fits into the cap when the stopper is removed. A tube ending in a bulb and a tube connected to the manometer fits onto the 'T'. The glass reservoir is linked to a uterine cannula by two tubes which are joined with a one-way stopcock. A tube brush fits into the lid. 'Directions for Assembly' sheet and 'Certificate of Examination' for the manometer are included. 'B-D' manufacturer’s details stamped into the support plate, the lid of the mercury reservoir from the manometer and etched into the glass reservoir. 'Tycos ROCHESTER N.Y.' stamped into bulb collar. Date 'JUN 20 1950' printed onto manometer's certificate. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2011.29.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: c. 1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 35 cm
  • Height: 6.5 cm
  • Depth: 13.7 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded case
  • b) Manometer and tube
  • c) Reservoir, cap, stopper, tubes, stopcock and adapter
  • d) Support plate
  • e) 'T'
  • f) Directions for assembly
  • g) Manometer certificate of examination
  • h) Tube brush
  • i) Cannula
  • j) Tube and bulb

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • glass,
  • hogs hair,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Becton, Dickinson & Co.
  • Manufacturer of part j) : Taylor Instrument Companies (Bulb trade name "Tycos")
  • Owner: Dr. Edwin Stockdale
  • History of Use: Jarcho Pressometer is designed to facilitate injection of any radio-opaque medium or filtered air to simultaneously measure the pressure in the uterus. Used to discover blockages in the Fallopian tubes.