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Object ID 003822

Object Name Sears Roebuck Violet Ray

Object Desc Black box that contains two bulbs and a metal tube attachment, as well as a plug and electric tube part. Says "Sears Roebuck & Co" inside the box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003831a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 19

Object Date 1920

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords quack medicine,Violet Ray,Sears Roebuck & Co.,medical,

Title Sears Roebuck Violet Ray

Description Black hinged box with red interior (a) that has electric plug and tube attached by wires. A small plaque reads "Sears Roebuck & Co. Chicago". There is a comb shaped bulb (b) and another one shaped like a showerhead (c). There is also a silver tube attachment (d).


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 6

Width 10

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Sears Roebuck & Co.

Maker Details Founded in 1886 in Chicago Illinois.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3831a-d



Date OCT 31,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes Box is worn, especially around edges.


Date OCT 31,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 31,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 19 from Room 9, Shelf 19 - automatic entry by admin