Kits, blood pressure; A C Cossor & Son (Surgical) Ltd.; 20th century; CT4091
Kits, blood pressureAbout this object
Blood pressure kits; two kits, each consisting of a long wooden box with dovetailed corners and a hinged lid. The box is varnished and is secured with a metal clasp. Inside, a pressure gauge is attached to the inside of the lid, at the base of this a long, black rubber tube attaches to the armlet, which in turn is attached by a rubber tube to a rubber pressure ball.
Also contained within the kits is an instruction sheet for cleaning the pressure gauge, and in only one of the kits a pamphlet titled: 'Instructions for taking blood pressure' printed by E T Heron & Co Ltd, London and Essex.
The kits were manufactured in England by A C Cossor & Son (Surgical) Ltd under the brand name Accoson. This company was founded in 1859 by Charles Alfred Cossor, and is still active today, manufacturing blood pressure kits - otherwise known as sphygmomanometers.
20th centuryPlace Made
organic, vegetal, wood; organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber; processed material, glass; processed material, metal; processed material, paper.Inscription and Marks
On a metal maker's plate: 'BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD / ACCOSON / INST NO / 120894 / MADE IN ENGLAND'Measurements
h 64mm x l 368mm x w 127mm (each)Subject and Association Keywords
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