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 This item has been replaced by new models of ECG recording devices which automatically configure lead information.


This item is representative of early Cardiology patient assessment.

Physical description

Boxed: Hinged metal case with central metal reinforcement plate; metal pencil.

Inscriptions & markings

"Littmann ECG Trimmer" / "MODEL 205AA SERIAL No. 536185". Box; "FEB '84 17".