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Robert Fulcher

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of Cambridge

Maker of scientific instruments.

1879 A recording sphygmotonometer, which was made by and could be obtained from Mr. Robert Fulcher of 18 Panton Street, Cambridge, was described and illustrated in the Journal of Physiology.[1]

Robert Fulcher had been working in the Cavendish Laboratory, and Albert George Dew-Smith provided financial backing to start a business making scientific instruments in a loft at 18 Panton Street. They were joined by Horace Darwin. Fulcher left the business on 1 January 1881, and it was purchased by Darwin in partnership with Dew-Smith, and became the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co.[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'THE FORM OF THE PULSE-WAVE. As studied in the Carotid of the Rabbit. By CHARLES S.ROY, M.D., 1879
  2. 'The Scientific - The Story of the Cambridge Scientific Company' by Donald J. Unwin, published by the Cambridge Industrial Archaeology Society and the Museum of Technology, 2001 & 2002