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Item #

A3883

1909 Zodiac Electric Cure All Quack Machine

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Price $

375

This seldom found 1909 quack electric massage machine was advertised to cure near many medical ailments.  Called the Zodiac Massage, it includes original box, attachment and directions.  This amazing contraption is stamped “Zodiac Electro Massage”.   Machine is made of solid Brass with Nickel / Chrome Plating.  It is stamped Patented No. 12844, 1909 with serial # of 7858.  Some of the period advertised cures are “Loss of Hair, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Wrinkles, Obesity, Rheumatism, Constipation, Nervous Disorders and many more”.  It looks near new and after sampling, it still delivers a light soothing electrical charge (The faster you move instrument, the higher the curing shock).  Late 1800s to early 1900s with the invention of electricity was thought to cure many aliments.   Box measures 4.50” x 3” x 2”.  The Zodiac Electro Massage Machine is seldom found and will highlight any collection of bizarre or quack medical instruments.

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