- William A. Baum (1891-1964) invented a machine for measuring blood pressure, termed it a Baumanometer and established a firm to make and market it. The firm gave this example to the Smithsonian in 1944. The inscription reads “Baumanometer / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / BLOOD-PRESSURE STANDARD / THE WORLD OVER / U.S. PATS. NOS. 1594039 & 1821902 / MADE IN U.S.A. / W.A. BAUM Co. Inc. - NEW YORK / KOMPAK MODEL.”
- Ref: William A. Baum, “Manometer,” U.S. Patent 1,594,039 (July 27, 1926), assigned to W. A. Baum Co.
- William A. Baum, “Manometer,” U.S. Patent 1,821,902 (Sept. 1, 1931), assigned to W. A. Baum Co., Inc.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
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- Diagnostic Medicine
- date made
- W. A. Baum Co. Inc.
- overall: 1 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 3.81 cm x 29.845 cm x 9.8425 cm
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- Gift of W. A. Baum Co. Inc.
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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