Astropulse 10, Electronic Self-taking Blood Pressure Kit


J. D. Marshall International, Inc., an import-export business in Skokie, Ill., was established in 1952 by Marshall Frankel (1928-1986) and Joel Honigberg (1926-2017). In 1968, after Frankel spent the summer in Japan, the partners decided to import electronics, and to form Marshall Electronics, Inc. The Astro Pulse sphygmomanometer was their first important product.

Ref: “Medical Equipment Importer Adding To Sales With Tape Diversification,” Billboard (April 17, 1971).

Anne Douglas, “Let Beeps Read Blood Pressure,” Chicago Tribune (July 25, 1976), p. S-A8.

“International trader Marshall Frankel, 58,” Chicago Tribune (Aug. 30, 1986), p. 8.

Date Made: ca 1980

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN83538U13

Object Name: Kit, SphygmomanometerOther Terms: Kit, Sphygmomanometer; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall`: 14 cm x 17 cm x 4.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 6 11/16 in x 1 25/32 in


Record Id: nmah_736711

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