Batten’s sphygmometer in its original case

Batten’s sphygmometer in its original case


Batten's sphygmometer in its original case


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Down Bros.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics


Batten’s sphygmometer in its original case and in excellent mechanical/cosmetic condition.This small instrument (only 2.75″ in length!) is a rarity. It is not in the Naqvi and Blaufox book on on BP measurement but since acquiring it we’ve been able to find a catalog listing (see last image) and an article,published in 1892 , in which Batten introduced it to the British medical community–see link that follows. While it superficially resembles Cruise’s sphygmometer, it was introduced 16 years earlier. It would appear that Cruise may have drawn upon the Batten sphygmometer in designing his instrument. As best as we’ve able to establish, only Down Bros made this instrument.,+R.D.+%22On+a+Clinical+Pulse+Manometer&pg=PA95&printsec=frontcover

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974