998.6.1: Vibrator, 1914-1929

Additional Images

998.6.1: Vibrator.
Image No. 2128 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A vibrating massage unit with 6 applicator heads in a case. The vibrator is powered by electricity and the applicator heads screw into the front nozzle. A brass name plate is attached by screws onto the vibrator giving manufacturer's, patent and object details. 'RACINE CASECO RACINE WIS' is stamped into both handle holders and 'EAGLE LOCK CO. TERRYVILLE COUNTY U.S.A.' is stamped into case catch. The guarantee certificate is dated 1914. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.6.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 1914-1929

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 29 cm
  • Height: 12 cm
  • Width: 20 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case with strap handle
  • b) Vibrator
  • c) Black rubber applicator head
  • d) Applicator head
  • e) Applicator head
  • f) Applicator head
  • g) Cupped applicator head
  • h) Applicator head
  • i) Guarantee certificate

Object Materials

  • Bakelite,
  • brass,
  • cardboard,
  • copper alloy,
  • leather,
  • leatherette,
  • metal,
  • paint,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • sponge,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton-Beach Company
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Date: 1902-06-24
  • Owner: Geo L. Leith
  • History of Use: Used by donor's grandfather Geo L. Leith who lived in Victoria, Vancouver and Winnipeg.