Although this photo was published in a 1976 textbook, this device is probably from the 1950’s or earlier. Used to measure oxygen and carbon dioxide by an absorption technique. From Medical Instrumentation for Healthcare, by Cromwell L, Arditti M, Weibell FJ, Pfeiffer EA, Steele B, Labok J. Published by Prentice-Hall, 1976. Page 270.
Found on Gajitz.com. Looks like Marsh’s spirometer but sold as a “bust enhancer”. Photo was undated but looks like it came from the 1950’s.
Stand-alone metabolic testing system, probably from around 1950. Found on Ebay.
Over 60 years old and still in use. Collins spirometers are indestructible. Photo courtesy of Gary A. Bulla, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University.
From Techniques for Measuring Body Composition: Proceedings of a Conference, Quartermaster Research and Engineering Center, Natick, Massachusetts, January 22-23, 1959, by Josef Bro_ek, Austin Henschel , published by National Academies, 1961, page 257.
Described as the first spirometer at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona and dated 1958. Manufacturer is unknown but it looks similar to those made by Palmer of England. From a powerpoint presentation for a 2015 Spirometry Course in Barcelona by Felip Burgos from the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Jordi Giner from the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona, sponsored by Sibelmed.
Described as a Barnes Spirometer manufactured in Poland in the 1950’s. Shown in the un-filled position. Found on an Ebay listing.
Described as a Barnes Spirometer manufactured in Poland in the 1950’s. Showed in the filled position. Found on an Ebay listing.
From Lehrbuch der Stimm und Sprachheilkunde (“Textbook of voice and speech therapy”), Chapter 1, “Die stimm und ihre Storungen” by Prof. Dr. R. Luchsinger, Published by Springer-Verlag, 1959, page 10. Manufacturer was not named.
Bicycle ergometry. From: Studien uber die Pathophysiologie der Atmung bei der Silikose Die Lungenfunktion im Arbeitsversuch by P.H. Rossier and A. Buhlmann, 1950, page 58.