Pulmonary Monitor with Peak Flow Scale

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.113

Description:

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.

Alternative Name: Vitalograph Pulmonary Monitor

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.

Markings:

The embossed lettering on the back of the instrument lists the following information:
“Cat. No. 29. 000”
“British Patent No. 1500283”

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 83.4 ,Length = 23.2, Width = 11.2.

Function:

A peak flow meter measures a person’s maximum speed of expiration in order to detect and to diagnose respiratory illness.

Condition:

Very Good. The internal cardboard packaging is creased and torn at one end.

Manufacturer: Vitalograph Ltd., Buckingham, England.

Date of Manufacture: c. 1980

Provenance:

This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artifacts from the home Dr. Stan Epstein on March 13, 2019.

  • Donated to UTSIC