993.1133.1: Electric Massage Roller, 1901-1950

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993.1133.1: Electric Massage Roller. Electric face massage roller in box
Image No. 2102 Electric face massage roller in box; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Electric face massage roller in box. The magnetic roller can be rolled over any part of the face or body for the obliteration of wrinkles, crows feet or facial blemishes. 'DR. J. W. GIBBS NEW YORK', 'ELECTRIC PTD. DEC 1-96.' stamped into roller frame. Lid printed with object and manufacturer's details with directions for use printed on the underside of lid. Compass missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1133.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14.8 cm
  • Height: 3 cm
  • Width: 5.3 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Box with directions of use
  • b) Roller with handle

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • copper alloy,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Dr. John Wilson Gibbs Co.
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Date: 1896-01-12
  • Owner: Mrs Cottingham
  • History of Use: Bought in LaChute, Quebec for personal use.