Absorbine Jr. // Active Ingredients: Worm- // Wood, thymol, Menthol // and Acetone blended with // essential oils and tinctures // ... // W.F. Young Inc. // Springfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row C
Unit Of Measure
Length: 8.5 cm. x Diameter: 2.6 cm.
Paper discoloured and slightly dog-eared
Absorbine Jr., "History: 100+ Years of Pain Relief," accessed October 30th, 2020. https://www.absorbinejr.com/about-absorbine-jr/history-100-years-pain-relief/
Wilbur F. Young and his wife, Mary Ida, created Absorbine in 1892 as a pain reliever for horses. Farmers then noticed that it also helped relieve pain in humans. Later, they created Absorbine Jr., named for their son Junior, which was made specifically to treat human aches and pains.
Cast iron tripod; with adjustable brass extension.
Number Of Parts
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Brass on the adjustable height is beginning to tarnish and several pitted areas are visible; the brass on the top is beginning to tarnish; the decoration on the feet is coming off in places.
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 181
Used in conjunction with an electrostatic generating machine to hold an X-ray tube holder or to hold the concentrator or other accessories; the height and orientation can be adjusted; to keep the tube stable; to help keep it up right.
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006