Vtg 1920s Shelton Violet Ray Type 202 Quack Medical Device Working AS IS

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Seller: catamountcurios (1,946) 100%, Location: Tilton, New Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312764225516 You're bidding on an antique "Violet Ray" quack medical device - the Shelton Model 202, manufactured by Shelton Electric Company, New York & Chicago. Basically, the device creates a small Tesla coil type discharge in various types of glass electrode attachments - the application of the "violet ray" was supposed to cure everything from headaches and dandruff to cancer - until numerous litigations in the 1940s and 1950s put an end to the discredited industry. One primary condition issue - it looks like it once had five electrodes, but only one - with sort of a Y shape - remains. It does appear to function, though (I fired it up - see photo) - and it has a pretty cool look - a wood control panel built into the original felted box, with gold toned branding plate and control dial, topped with a black knob. The wand and plug are present, and the wiring appears in good condition for age and type. Inside of the box needs some detailed cleaning and the leather handle is missing, but box is solid. Fun piece - Please review photos carefully to make your own determination of overall condition and appeal, and don't hesitate to ask any questions prior to bidding - thanks for looking! Featured Refinements: Violet Ray

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