Vintage Medical WW1 Medic Doctors Nurse 1/4 Minute Pulse Glass Timer Chain & Strap Circa 1914-18 Egg
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Item - Vintage WW1 1/4 Minute Pulse Glass Timer complete with chain and strap, Circa 1910/20s; for more details please read on....
Maker - Unknown
Marks - Stamped 1/4 MIN to case
Circa - 1910/20s
Construction - Glass Timer within Nickel Plated Tube, Brass Chain and leather button strap
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 3" in length (chain length 21")
Weight - 38 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition (please see all photos)
Other Interesting Points - This is a vintage 1/4 Minute pulse timer as used by nurses, doctors & medics, Circa 1900-20 to check patients pulse rates. The fact that this particular example has a chain and leather button loop attached suggests that it would have been attached to a uniform and most likely used on a battlefield. The timer is a sand filled glass tube similar to a egg timer encased within a nickel plated brass casing with a loop at the top which attaches to the chain and leather loop, the leather loop would have then been pushed over the breast pocket button thus attaching it to the uniform. The timer features windows to both sides to aid viewing of the sand so that the glass did not have to removed from its protective case. The glass tube is removable from the case if damaged by twisting the looped end. The case has no makers marks but is stamped to the side 1/4 MIN, the pulse would have been counted while the sand moved and then simple times by four to give the pulse rate
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