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Arnold Massage Vibrator, No. 1

Arnold Massage Vibrator, No. 1

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Description
This label on the motor of this vibrator reads “No. 1 / Arnold / Massage Vibrator / VOLT 110 AMP. 25 / NO. 842331 ARNOLD ELECTRIC CO. RACINE, WIS.” The label in the lid of the cardboard box reads “Certificate of / Warranty / and Guarantee... ARNOLD ELECTRIC CO. / RACINE, WISCONSIN.” The United States Standard Electrical Co. was formed in 1904 and produced small electrical devices sold under the name Arnold. It became the Arnold Electric Company in 1914.
Ref: ad for “Arnold Massage Vibrator” that “Keeps Women Young and the Family Well,” in Popular Mechanics (Oct. 1913).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Vibrator
maker
Arnold Electric Company
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
wood (overall material)
textile (overall material)
black (overall color)
purple (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 10.2 cm x 29.6 cm x 19 cm; 4 1/32 in x 11 21/32 in x 7 15/32 in
ID Number
1994.0364.01
catalog number
1994.0364.01
accession number
1994.0364
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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