Cardboard box (a) with hinged lid covered in texture leather-like keratol, the inside of the box is lined with red fabric, and on the inside of the lid there is a paper which is the same size as the lid and has coloured print with the product name and manufacturer, as well as two coloured illustrat…
Cardboard box (a) with hinged lid covered in texture leather-like keratol, the inside of the box is lined with red fabric, and on the inside of the lid there is a paper which is the same size as the lid and has coloured print with the product name and manufacturer, as well as two coloured illustrations: one of a man using the product, and the other of a woman using it; inside the box there are a long brown Bakelite tube (b) which has a fabric covered cord with a plug on one end, and which tapers at the other end and contains a hole into which the electrode attachment (c) fits; the electrode is made of clear, thin glass and has a rounded metal piece on one end, while the other end bends to one side and has a large, round end; there are two paper pamphlets, one paper booklet, one paper postcard, and one paper with a notice printed on it (d-h).
Number Of Parts
a - box: Length 34.5 cm X Width 11.0 cm X Height 6.1 cm
b - tube and cord: Length 210.0 cm X Diameter 4.5 cm
c - electrode: Length 14.7 cm X Width 5.0 cm X Height 5.0 cm
d - post card: Length 14.0 cm X Width 9.0 cm
e - booklet: Length 22.4 cm X Width 10.0 cm X Height 0.3 cm
f - pamphlet: Length 15.9 cm X Width 8.3 cm
g - pamphlet: Length 15.3 cm X Width 8.0 cm
h - paper: Length 21.6 cm X Width 8.8 cm
Owned by John & Dorothy Barclay, donated to museum by daughter
Based on dates on literature inside case as well as art style graphic design and manufacturing information.
paper: tan, cream
bakelite: brown, black
fabric: red, black
ink: black, red, pink, orange, yellow, green
Printed on paper inside box lid: "Branston Junior // (110 Volt Alternating or Direct Current) // A NEW LIGHT COMPACT MODEL // BRANSTON VIOLET // RAY // HIGH // FREQUENCY // GENERATOR // SOLE MANUFACTURERS // CHAS. A. BRANSTON, LIMITED // TORONTO, ONTARIO".
Storage Room 0007
Unit Of Measure
"Health Rays" booklet (part of object)
"The Mysterious Third Device" by John Conroy, Chiacgo Reader: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-mysterious-third-device/Content?oid=917880
Used in the treatment of skin diseases, eye problems, vaginal and uterus problems e.g. neuralgia of the uterus or ovaries, inflammation of the bladder, and in cases of delayed or painful menstruation; treatment of rectal problems e.g. stricture, hemmorrhoids, piles, rectal abscesses and all catarrhal conditions of the intestines; also used for spine ailments, hay fever, lung and bronchial troubles, anemia, appendicitis, arteriosclerosisl, atomic dilation of the stomach, baldness, birthmarks, brain fog, breast development, Bright's Disease, burns, catarrh, chronic ulcers, deafness, diabetes, dyspepsia, insomnia, gray hair, gout, obesity, and a wide range of other ailments
The violet ray generator used a Tesla coil to transform household electricity into output that could be applied to human skin safely, and which glowed violet inside the glass electrode.