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ECG Trimmer - 3M Littmann ECG Trimmer

From the Collection of South West Healthcare Ryot Street Warrnambool Victoria

Description
Boxed: Hinged metal case with central metal reinforcement plate; metal pencil.
Size
25.5 L x 8 W x 2 H cm
Object Registration
00062
Keywords
ecg, medical equipment, cardiology
Historical information
Used by healthcare staff in the hospital setting to prepare ECG's for Medical review. Electrical Cardiac Graph data was recorded from the patient in long paper strips. The ECG trimmer was used to trim these strips into individual lead recordings and reconfigured on one page. This item has been replaced by new models of ECG recording devices which automatically configure lead information.
When Made
20th Century
Made By
Littmann (Medical Products Division of 3M)
Significance
This item is representative of early Cardiology patient assessment.
Inscriptions & Markings
"Littmann ECG Trimmer" / "MODEL 205AA SERIAL No. 536185". Box; "FEB '84 17".
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM