Peak Flow Meter

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.103.1-6

Description:

A rectangular burgundy case contains a metal instrument.

The body of the instrument is round with a large white circular dial covering its upper surface. The dial has a single metallic needle indicating airflow in litres per minute. The bottom surface of the instrument has four openings.

Below the dial, extending downwards, is a tube-like opening meant to be placed in an air stream.

Also in the case are two cardboard tubes, one green plastic tube with a mouthpiece, a small metal screen, and a disposable wet swab.

Alternative Name: Wright Peak Flow Meter, Low Range Model

Primary Materials: Metal, Glass

Markings:

In addition to the manufacturer’s label, the instrument features a distributor’s label which reads:

“DOWNS

DOWN BROS AND MAYER & PHELPS LTD
TORONTO CANADA”

Dimensions (cm): ***

Function:

A peak flow meter measures a person’s maximum speed of respiration in order to diagnose lung problems.

Condition:

Very Good: The instrument is in excellent condition. The surface of the box is abraded and the metal clasps are rusted.

Manufacturer: Airmed Limited. Harlow, England