Magniflex Galvanic Model B

Magniflex Galvanic Model B

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Electrically operated physio-therapy machine with inscriptions that read “GALVANIC MODEL B / SERIAL NO. 0-132” and “MANUFACTURED BY / THE QUADSON INSTRUMENT CO. / 3115 VENICE BLVD. / LOS ANGELES 6, CALIF.” In 1950, William G. Eckert, doing business as Quadson Instrument Co., applied for two trademarks—MAGNIFLEX and MEDCOTRONIC—for electrically-operated physiotherapy machines. The firm was convicted of false and misleading claims in the 1960s.
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Object Name
electrotherapeutic device
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
overall, as stored: 14 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 36.83 cm x 36.195 cm x 28.575 cm
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Credit Line
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Food and Drug Administration
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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