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Star-Rite Violet Ray Medical Device
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Details

Object ID 000265

Object Name Star-Rite Violet Ray Medical Device

Object Desc Star-Rite Violet Ray Medical Device in hard-sided carrying case. Manufactured by The Fitzgerald Mfg. Co. Violet Ray devices were used in electrotherapy and thought to cure almost any ailment. Numerous lawsuits in 1940s and 50s led to object destruction

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000240

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords medical equipment,Fitzgerald Mfg. Co.,violet ray,electrotherapy,home remedies,


Title Star-Rite Violet Ray Medical Device

Description Hard-sided case containing electrical instrument. Violet Ray devices were used in electrotherapy and thought to cure almost any ailment. Numerous lawsuits in 1940s and 50s led to object destruction.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 10

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Box is 7 inches tall, 10 inches long and 4 inches wide

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Fitzgerald Mfg. Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY000240

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 13,2013

Summary Great Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes A little dusty, but the object looks like it still may work. Some torn material on proper back bottom corner


Events

Date APR 3,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Second Floor Bathroom - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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