- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - 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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