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McKesson Metabolor, Model 185, circa 1950

From the NIH Office of History Website.  Described as:

“Black enameled metal cart with single drawer which holds small accessories. Metabolor is tan enameled metal with chrome accents. Display dial on back. The left side has an oxygen fill line and knob; the front has a canister, stainless steel hose bracketed to torn black rubber hoses; gauges; and recording area with paper.”

Spirometer, McKesson Vitalor, 1960

Spirometer_McKesson_Vitalor_1960

From http://dgrespiratory.com/other.  The McKesson Vitalor was a dry wedge bellows spirometer.  A pen attached to the top of the bellows marked on a small sheet of graph paper that was attached to an electric motor-driven platen (the curved silver plate).  The mouthpiece was permanently attached to the front of the spirometer.  A reviewer later noted that it was difficult to clean sputum out of the spirometer.

Spirometer, McKesson Vitalor, 1965

Spirometer_McKesson_Vitalor_1965

From: US Naval Air Development Center, Document NADC-MR-6516, “Post-flight chest discomfort in aviators: aero-atelectasis”, by Elihu York, page 3, 12/30/1965.  The McKesson Vitalor was a dry wedge bellows spirometer.  A pen attached to the top of the bellows marked on a small sheet of graph paper that was attached to an electric motor-driven platen.  In this picture the subject is exhaling directly into the mouthpiece that was permanently attached to the front of the spirometer.