Astropulse 10, Electronic Self-taking Blood Pressure Kit

Astropulse 10, Electronic Self-taking Blood Pressure Kit

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Kit, Sphygmomanometer
Other 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
ID Number
ZZ.RSN83538U13
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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