A white box contains a blue cardboard package cradling a white-and-blue plastic instrument.
The instrument consists of a body with a rectangular cross-section and a white mouthpiece. One face of the instrument is a scale in litres per minute. The reverse side has manufacturing information moulded into the surface in embossed letters.
The box also includes a set of record charts and an instructional booklet.
Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.113
Alternative Name: Vitalograph Pulmonary Monitor
Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.
The embossed lettering on the back of the instrument lists the following information:
“Cat. No. 29. 000”
“British Patent No. 1500283”
Height = 83.4 ,Length = 23.2, Width = 11.2.
A peak flow meter measures a person’s maximum speed of expiration in order to detect and to diagnose respiratory illness.
Very Good. The internal cardboard packaging is creased and torn at one end.
Manufacturer: Vitalograph Ltd., Buckingham, England.
Date of Manufacture: c. 1980
This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artifacts from the home Dr. Stan Epstein on March 13, 2019.
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC