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.
Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.112
Primary Materials: Plastic.
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
A peak flow meter measures a person’s maximum speed of expiration in order to detect and to diagnose respiratory illness.
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.
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