Temporary suspension of EU shipping, view details here.

Spirometer, 1876-1900.

Spirometer, 1876-1900.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Made by Walter Lecuyer, Paris, of iron and bras construction. Spirometers were developed in England in the 1840s. They were used to measure the vital capacity of the lungs, that is, the largest amount of air they can hold, which indicates the health of the respiratory system. The patient's breath bubbled up a water-filled collecting drum and pushed up a sliding cylinder, which was counterbalanced by a weight. A measuring scale showed the capacity of the lungs.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas