Arnold Massage Vibrator, No. 1

Arnold Massage Vibrator, No. 1

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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).
Currently not on view
Object Name
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)
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
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National Museum of American History
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