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Renulife Violet Ray machine
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Details

Object ID 000278

Object Name Renulife Violet Ray machine

Object Desc Brown wooden case containing Renulife Violet Ray machine "model M". Violet ray machines were very popular in 1920s and 30s and believed to heal all ailments. Product delivered an electric shock to the afflicted area. Invented by Nikola Tesla.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000253a-i

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

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End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords violet ray,Renulife,home remedies,electrotherapy,


Title Renulife Violet Ray machine

Description Brown wooden case containing Renulife Violet Ray machine "model M".Also includes several attachments and instruction booklet

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 12

Width 11

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Case measures 4.5 inches tall, 12 inches long and 11 inches wide

Quantity 9

Material

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Place of Origin

Maker Renulife

Maker Details Invented by Nikola Tesla.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY000253a-i

Description Interior

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Description Exterior

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Image Caption CMY000253a-i

Description Instruction manual

Conditions

Date FEB 14,2013

Summary Excellent Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes A little dusty. Some wear along top and bottom edges of case. Handle is worn from use and the leather wrapping has mostly degraded or worn off. Hardware beginning to rust--can be fixed


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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