Violet Ray Machine


James Henry Eastman, a Detroit inventor who held several patents for violet ray machines, established the Renulife Electric Co., in Detroit, in 1917. The firm became the Beasley Eastman Laboratories a few year later. One label in the box of this violet ray machine reads “Renulife.” Another reads, in part, “Renulife Electric Co.”

Ref: Renulife Electric Co., Renulife Violet Ray Health Generator (1920).

Noble Eberhart, Physician’s Directions for Renulife Treatments (Detroit, 1926).

Date Made: c.1919c. 1919Patent Date: 1919-09-30

Maker: Renulife Electric Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN83538U43Serial Number: 73513Catalog Number: 000000Accession Number: 000000

Object Name: Electotherapeutic Apparatus, Violet Rayelectotherapeutic apparatusviolet rayOther Terms: Lamp, Electrotherapeutic; Electotherapeutic Apparatus, Violet Ray; Medicine

Physical Description: wood; glass; plastic (overall material)steel; brass; leather; fabric; wire (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13.5 cm x 37.7 cm x 27.4 cm; 5 5/16 in x 14 13/16 in x 10 13/16 in


Record Id: nmah_736741

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