Pregnancy Test Kit


The “REMINGTON SCIENTIFIC” inscription in the lid of this pregnancy test kit refers to a one-man mail-order firm that was led by Robert A. Lerner, and located in Albertson, Nassau County, N.Y. The kit was on the market by 1970 and advertised in college newspapers. The components were made by Organon, Inc., in New Jersey.

Ref: “U.S. Opposing Sale of Pregnancy Test,” Newsday (March 18, 1971), p. 11.

Date Made: 1970-1971

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Albertson

Subject: PregnancyWomen's HealthDiagnostic Equipment


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Credit Line: Gift of Cecily Stone Lerner, through Roger J. Lerner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0224.01Catalog Number: 2017.0224.01Accession Number: 2017.0224

Object Name: diagnostic test, pregnancy, HCGbiologicaldiagnostic, pregnancy

Physical Description: cardboard (box material)glass (overall material)paper (instruction sheet material)HCG antiserum (freeze dried) (reagent material)Measurements: overall (box closed): 3.3 cm x 9.3 cm x 8 cm; 1 5/16 in x 3 21/32 in x 3 5/32 inbottle: 5.2 cm x 1.6 cm; 2 1/16 in x 5/8 indropper: 10.1 cm x 1.2 cm; 3 31/32 in x 15/32 invial: 4.7 cm x 1.2 cm; 1 27/32 in x 15/32 inmirror: 3.2 cm x 7.6 cm x .2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 3 in x 3/32 ininstructions: 14.5 cm x 21.2 cm; 5 23/32 in x 8 11/32 inpamphlet: 11.6 cm x 13.9 cm; 4 9/16 in x 5 15/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1863724

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