Sphygmomanometer

Sphygmomanometer

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sphygmomanometer
Other Terms
Diagnostic Medicine
date made
1944
maker
W. A. Baum Co. Inc.
Measurements
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
ID Number
MG.M-05267
catalog number
M-05267
accession number
168968
Credit Line
Gift of W. A. Baum Co. Inc.
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National Museum of American History
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