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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 637

Early Medtronic 5800 Pacemaker, Cased, Plus Related Items

Estimate: $300 - $400
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Portable Medtronic 5800 model pacemaker with two (2) output terminals, output and rate control dials, a battery compartment, and two side handles. Stamped "Made in USA/19100" to underside. Also includes three (3) Medtronic pacemaker monitor Part No. 5801 batteries (one maintaining original box), one (1) Medtronic transistor or testing device 5823, eight (8) Medtronic unipolar post-operative electrodes (all maintaining original envelopes), one (1) Medtronic 5809 pacemaker harness, and one quality control card dating to September 28, 1965. All pieces are housed in a fitted Medtronic leather case with brass hardware inscribed "O.R./ V.A.H./ Lex./Ky" to interior top and inscribed "O.R./ U.S.V.A. Hospital" to top. Pacemaker: 1 1/2" H x 4" W x 5" D. Case: 2 3/4" H x 16" W x 7 1/4" D. American, circa late 1950s/early 1960's. Note: The Medtronic 5800 pacemaker was developed by Earl Bakken, an electrical engineer and co-founder of Medtronic Inc, in 1958. This external device was intended to treat short-term heart rate irregularities, sometimes occurring after open heart surgery. (Courtesy of The Smithsonian Museum of American History)


1st item: Some cracking to plastic pacemaker on right side, missing on and off switch. One electrode envelope has been opened, all with toning.

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