Wright Peak Flow meter, England, 1980

1980 in England
Clement Clarke International Limited

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(One of) Two Wright peak flow meters, mini and standard models, for measuring lung function by Clement Clarke
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Standard model Wright peak flow meter, one of two, for measuring lung function by Clement Clarke International Ltd. England, 1980

The Wright Peak Flow Meter measured the flow of air when a person breathed out. Used by physicians to test how well a patient’s lungs were working, the meter could also be used to help diagnose and monitor conditions such as asthma. It could also assess the damaging effects to the health of those working in dangerous trades such as mining.

Basil Martin Wright (1912-2001), a bioengineer, invented the meter in 1956. Clement Clarke International made the meter and now manufacture digital and miniature versions.

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Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1981-1391 Pt1
standard meter, metal and standard meter, plastic
peak flow meter

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