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Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby 13rebel » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:41 pm


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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby bryans fan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby coppinpr » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 pm

Lung testers disappeared from makers' catalogues very suddenly and pretty much all at the same time when a belief that illness, most notably tuberculosis, could be passed on by using them (this may well have been true).

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby badpenny » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:06 am

That was my understanding too.
I remember signs on buses that said No Spitting for the same reason.

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby radiochrissie » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:40 am

This brings back memories of repairing spirometers in a hospital I worked in years ago. I had to replace the bellows inside an old spirometer because it was leaking air, after I fitted the new bellows I had the bright idea to open the old one up. :o
The contents looked like honey fungus, and the stink...... !WEIRD!
I never did that again.

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby badpenny » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:47 pm

........... and this year's award for the most disturbing mental image goes to .......

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm

I've uploaded the pretty Hill Climber lung test wall machine to the new Museum.

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:45 am

A couple of spectacular spirometers in the Morphy auction:
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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby badpenny » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:09 pm

Enough to take your breath away ............

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Re: Spirometers (lung testers)

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:33 pm

I'm reliably informed that the two above are modern recreations (although the catalogue does not say so).

Here's something different - a 1902 beverage vending spirometer: Pat. GB190116965
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