Violet Ray Machine

Violet Ray Machine

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Description
By 1919, the Bleadon-Dun Co., of Chicago, was manufacturing various violet ray machines, all termed Violetta, and all delivering a high frequency ray that “Relieves Pain and Promotes Health.” According to the EMF Electrical Year Book for 1923, Bleadon-Dun was “the world’s largest exclusive manufacturers of portable, one-piece, high frequency generators and equipment.” An inscription on this violet ray machine reads “Violetta... BLEADON-DUN...” A paper label in the lid carries a guarantee from the firm.
Ref: Bleadon-Dun Co., Violet Rays as Applied with the Violetta (Chicago, 1919 and 1923).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electrotherapy coll object
high frequency generator
electrotherapeutic apparatus
maker
Bleadon-Dun Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 31.115 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
MG.M-06908
accession number
212531
catalog number
M-06908
Credit Line
from Mrs. Arnold Miles
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National Museum of American History
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