Vitalograph asmaPLAN+ Peak Flow Meter

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.112

Description:

A clear plastic package contains a rectangular grey instrument and a detachable plastic mouthpiece.

The instrument is roughly rectangular in shape with a sliding scale on one face marked in litres per minute. One end, in deeper grey plastic, has a circular opening into which the mouthpiece is inserted.

Primary Materials: Plastic.

Markings:

A sticker on the back of the instrument reads: “From the manufacturer of// Offert par le fabricant de// FORADIL”.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 4, Width = 6, Length = 14

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 instrument and mouthpiece are in excellent condition. There is no instructional material or packaging with this example.

Manufacturer: Vitalograph Ltd., Buckingham, England.

Date of Manufacture: Early 21st century.

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