Blood Glucose Meter, Glucometer II

Blood Glucose Meter, Glucometer II

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A glucometer measures blood glucose. The first example was made by the Ames division of Miles Laboratories and introduced to the market in 1981. It was developed by Anton Clemens, a German engi-neer who had been working for this firm since 1965. This example is a Model 5550. An inscription reads “AMES DIVISION MILES LABORATORIES INC., P.O. BOX 70, ELKHART, INDIANA 46515.”
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Object Name
blood glucose meter
reflectance photometer
date made
ca 1986
Miles Laboratories
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
fabric, synthetic (case material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 2.1 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.5 cm; 13/16 in x 5 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Bettee-Aynn Amsterdam Thomas
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National Museum of American History
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