Name/TitleEquipment: Violet Ray Machine
About this objectViolet ray appliance set in brown timber box with metal closures originally belonging to Dr Herman Kaufmann.
Violet ray is an antique medical appliance used in 20th century electrotherapy (sometimes known as a "quack" device) .
The set is missing the power supply but of the 18 attachments, 15 are remaining. These include:
1. Chin Electrode
2. Vaginal Electrode including cork insulator
3. Eyelid Electrode
4. Ear Electrode
5. Brush Electrode
6. Saturator Electrode
7. Rectal Dilator Electrode
8. Nasal Electrode
9. Bulb/General Electrode
10. Condenser Electrode
11/12. Vaginal Electrode with separate bellows
13. Nasal Electrode for inhaling ozone with cork insulator
14. Rectal/Hemorrhoids Electrode
15. Glass bottle with cork
Manufactured by Max Bleske & Co, Hamburg.
Date MadeCa 1920
Medium and MaterialsTimber, glass, rubber, metal, material, cork, cotton wool
MeasurementsCase: 35 x28 x 7.5cm
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