Prototype for 1st Home Pregnancy Test Going to Auction

The prototype for the first home pregnancy test is going on the auction block in New York City.

Bonhams is offering the Predictor on June 16. The pre-sale estimate is $6,000 to $9,000.

It was designed by Margaret Crane in 1968. At the time, she was working for Organon Pharmaceuticals as a freelance graphic designer.

She came up with the kit after learning women had to wait up to two weeks to get lab results.

Bonhams says Crane resolved to create a device that would let women learn whether they were pregnant in as little as two hours.

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