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The inscriptions on this instrument read “FAUGHT BLOOD PRESSURE APPARATUS / MADE BY / G. PILLING & SON CO. / PAT. APR. 6, 1909 / PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A.” and “2420.” Francis Ashley Faught (1881-1963) was a physician who promoted sphygmomanometers and held the referenced patent.
Ref: Francis Ashley Faught, “Apparatus for Measuring and Indicating Blood-Pressure,” U.S. Patent 917,276 (April 6, 1909), assigned to George P. Pilling and Son, Company.
Francis Ashley Faught, Blood Pressure Primer: The Sphygmomanometer and Its Practical Application (Philadelphia: Pilling, 1914).
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Object Name
case, sphygmomanometer
Other Terms
Case; Blood Pressure Determination
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place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood, mahogany (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
average spatial: 11 cm x 10.6 cm x 40.7 cm; 4 11/32 in x 4 3/16 in x 16 1/32 in
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Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
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National Museum of American History
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