Vintage Medical Quackery Renulife Violet Ray Health Generator Model H and Carrying Case with Extra Tonsil and Eyeball Tubes.
The Renulife Electric Company based in Detroit, Michigan designed and manufactured a complete line of Renulife Health Generators and Argon (inert) gas filled tubes with stimulating electrodes. Renulife High Frequency (Violet Ray) Health Generators claimed to adapt high frequency current for use in treating human disease and conditions. The Renulife generators cord plugged into and operated on normal 110 volt house current allowing not only professionally supervised use but patient performed home use.The Model H sold for $12.50 in its grain leatherette built in carrying case. The case contained not only the general body electrode (#1) but the saturation electrode (#3), as well as the low voltage transformer which generated the low voltage current; adjusted with the turn of a knob. The vintage Renulife line is now viewed as a highly collectible piece of medical quackery and folk lore. This unit has all original glass parts still function as manufactured. However, the cord on this unit should be re-wired to use this unit safely, it is frayed.
This packaged 1957 version of the 1950s mechanical (non-electrical) game is complete with applied sticker that reads: This package contains: New 1957 Bidding Changes.
The vintage game called “Charles H. Goren Autobridge” was copyrighted in 1950 by The Autobridge Company. Charles H. Goren was a world’s Champion Bridge Player. The box top reads “Play Bridge, Learn Alone”, “It’s Easy! It’s Fun! It’s Smart!” “by actual play with Charles H. Goren World’s Champion Bridge Player”, “become expert, match wits with Goren and other (invisible) champions in thrilling tournament hands.”
This game comes complete with a metal autobridge board and all 48 deal cards for playing different hands. The paper materials, including instruction book are in excellent condition. The box bottom is perfect, the lid has some wear to the corners from shelf wear. The word “BRIDGE” has been pen-inked in by someone’s hand. A neat, vintage bridge game to add to your collection.
The idea of coloring your nails is an old one; the ancient Egyptians stained their nails with henna, and the ancient Japanese and Chinese also stained their nails with various herbal extracts. Revlon first introduced modern nail varnish and lacquers in the early 1930s.
These Requa Rose Nail Polish powder boxes were discovered in a box of very old jewelry and personal objects. Each box still contains the pink pearlized powder. The boxes share the secret to using this unique old beauty product. A curiosity and collectible for anyone interested in the history and science of beauty products.
These colorful compact necklace of vintage “trade beads” was purchased in the late 80s from a group of modern day African traders for whom the local Travel Lodge became “home” for days or weeks at a time; dependent on their business. The height of the “trade” period was from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s. Millions of similar beads were produced primarily by the Ventians. They were imported by companies in Germany, Holland and England then traded in Africa and the Americas. These very old fat globular shaped beads, flat tear drop, flat hexagonal, and an occasional tube, circle or claw, have embellished numerous owners and traveled at minimum three continents. Tightly re-strung on clear fishing line, they are a virtual rainbow of colors and patterns. Strikingly impressive necklace to wear, or divide, for supplies for your unique jewelry designs
This cool Masonic Master’s Apron was presented in 1930. It has 64″ long blue corded ties with tassels. The silk material, embroidery, and general condition is good vintage condition.
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