993.444.1: Stethoscope, Bracelet, 1905-1940

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993.444.1: Stethoscope, Bracelet.
Image No. 3063 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A blood pressure bracelet stethoscope consisting of a hard rubber diaphragm with a cover and a double outlet fixed to an adjustable metallic band for the arm; plus a red rubber tube in an unlined wooden case. A printed label on the case’s inner lid reads ' BRACELET STETHOSCOPE A BLOOD PRESSURE STETHOSCOPE BOWLES PATENT MADE BY G. P. PILLING & SON CO. PHILADELPHIA U.S.A.' a second small round printed label adhering to this reads ' THE J.F.HARTZ CO. LIMITED TORONTO'. Remains of a label adhering to box base. Incomplete. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.444.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: 1905-1940

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 20 cm
  • Height: 5.8 cm
  • Width: 9 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded case
  • b) Band with diaphragm
  • c) Diaphragm cover
  • d) Double outlet
  • e) Tube

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • metal,
  • nickel plate,
  • paper,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Pilling, George P., & Son Co.
  • Supplier: Hartz Co. Ltd., J. F.