Peak Flow Meter
Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.103.1-6
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
In addition to the manufacturer’s label, the instrument features a distributor’s label which reads:
DOWN BROS AND MAYER & PHELPS LTD
Dimensions (cm): ***
A peak flow meter measures a person’s maximum speed of respiration in order to diagnose lung problems.
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