Violet Ray Machine

Violet Ray Machine

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This violet ray machine came to Smithsonian in 1930. The “The Gibson Co. / WASHINGTON, D.C.” inscription refers to a firm that was established by William Gibson, that offered surgical and medical instruments and apparatus, and that was in business by 1917.
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Object Name
Electrotherapeutic Apparatus, Violet Ray
electrotherapeutic apparatus
violet ray
Other Terms
Electrotherapeutic Apparatus; Electrotherapeutic Apparatus, Violet Ray; Kit, Electrotherapeutic; Medicine
Gibson Company
Gibson Guitar Corp.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
overall: 7.5 cm x 32 cm x 18.3 cm; 2 15/16 in x 12 5/8 in x 7 3/16 in
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Credit Line
Gift from Mrs. Emily Coeyman
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National Museum of American History
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