Violet Ray Machine

Violet Ray Machine

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Description
James Henry Eastman, a Detroit inventor who held several patents for violet ray machines, established the Renulife Electric Co., in Detroit, in 1917. The firm became the Beasley Eastman Laboratories a few year later. One label in the box of this violet ray machine reads “Renulife.” Another reads, in part, “Renulife Electric Co.”
Ref: Renulife Electric Co., Renulife Violet Ray Health Generator (1920).
Noble Eberhart, Physician’s Directions for Renulife Treatments (Detroit, 1926).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Electotherapeutic Apparatus, Violet Ray
electotherapeutic apparatus
violet ray
Other Terms
Lamp, Electrotherapeutic; Electotherapeutic Apparatus, Violet Ray; Medicine
Date made
c.1919
c. 1919
patent date
1919-09-30
maker
Renulife Electric Co.
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
wood; glass; plastic (overall material)
steel; brass; leather; fabric; wire (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.5 cm x 37.7 cm x 27.4 cm; 5 5/16 in x 14 13/16 in x 10 13/16 in
ID Number
ZZ.RSN83538U43
serial number
73513
catalog number
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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