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Photovolt Hemoglobin and Glucose Meter

  • Manufactured by Photovolt Corporation
    Made in New York, NY
  • 6 in. H x 5.125 in. W x 8.75 in. D
    Wood, plastic, glass, stainless steel, cast iron, leather, rubber, brass
  • On display in Making Modernity
  • Found in Collections
  • 2003.503A-D


This instrument measures the concentrations of hemoglobin, an iron-carrying protein—and glucose—the level of sugar—in a blood sample.

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