Whitecross Electric Vibrator

Whitecross Electric Vibrator

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Description
The Chicago firm that manufactured and sold the White Cross vibrator boasted that it had a high grade motor. And, while it met the requirements of the medical profession, it was also suitable for family use. The inscription on this example reads "WHITE CROSS ELECTRIC VIBRATOR / MANUFACTURED BY / LINDSTROM, SMITH CO. / CHICAGO / VOLTS 100 A.C. & D.C. / NO. 96581 / MODEL 2 / CAUTION / DO NOT USE THIS VIBRATOR IN BATH TUB OR / WHEN THE BODY IS CONNECTED WITH A WATER, SEWER, OR GAS PIPE OR WHEN STANDING ON WET FLOOR."
Ref: Lindstrom, Smith Co., Illustrated Catalog of the White Cross Electric Vibrator (Chicago, 1918).
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Vibrator
vibrator
date made
1905-1921
maker
Lindstrom, Smith Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall -box: 3 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 23.495 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
1985.0146.01
accession number
1985.0146
catalog number
1985.0146.01
Credit Line
Warren G. Sharples
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National Museum of American History
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