Electrotherapeutic Device


An inscription on the box reads “TRADEMARK / Farador.” That on the inside of the lid reads in part “The Farador Co., Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A.” That on the device reads “Sole Makers / The Farador Co. / Buffalo, N.Y. U.S.A. / No. 16973." Advertisements touted the Farador as a thermoelectric device that would cure all disease conditions. Clarence E. Edson, a resident of Buffalo, N.Y. who would later be involved with the Oxypathor, introduced the trademark in 1913.

Ref: Farador Co., Farador Instruction Book (Buffalo, N.Y., 1913).

Date Made: ca. 1913

Maker: Farador Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Buffalo

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Credit Line: Miles Davis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0214.17Accession Number: 2010.0214Catalog Number: 2010.0214.17

Object Name: faradorfarador, electro therapeutic

Physical Description: metal (overall material)fabric (overall material)paper (part: material)cloth (part: material)wood (container material)metal (container material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 22.225 cm x 11.43 cmoverall: 2 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 18.0975 cm x 6.35 cmcontainer: 3 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 9.8425 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.795 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-4f04-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1397460

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