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Item #

A3737

1886 Actina Quack Cure Blindness, Deafness

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V040317

Price $

295

This is a rare 1886 quack electromechanical device advertised to cure Deafness, Blindness, Asthma, Bronchitis, Headaches, Sore Throat, Week Lungs, and Colds etc.  Included is an original 1886 advertisement titled “Deafness Cured by No Means Until Actina was Discovered” (Note this is an original and NOT a copy).  The device was held over the problem area eyes, ears or nose and magically the cure would begin.  The amazing ACTINA is 3.25” high and is made of brass with nickel or silver plating with a copper band inscribed "Actina, W.C.Wilson Inventor No. 92488 Pat. May 11, 1886 No. 341,712.".  Original Advertisement size is 4.75” x 3”.  Both are in very good condition and will highlight any collection of 125+ year old quack medical items.

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