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.