Veedee vibratory massager

Made:
1901-1930 in Germany
maker:
Veedee
"Veedee" vibratory massager, with two attachments, German, early 20th century. Three quarter front view, grey "Veedee" vibratory massager, with two attachments, German, early 20th century. Three quarter front view, grey Box for "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. Three quarter front view, grey background. One of six illustrations from box for the  "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. One of six illustrations from box for the  "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. One of six illustrations from box for the  "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. One of six illustrations from box for the  "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. One of six illustrations from box for the  "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. One of six (partly damaged) illustrations from box for the  "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. Veedee' vibratory massager in original box, with two attachments, German, early 20th century'

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"Veedee" vibratory massager, with two attachments, German, early 20th century. Three quarter front view, grey
Science Museum Group Collection
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"Veedee" vibratory massager, with two attachments, German, early 20th century. Three quarter front view, grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Box for "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century. Three quarter front view, grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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One of six illustrations from box for the "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of six illustrations from box for the "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of six illustrations from box for the "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of six illustrations from box for the "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of six illustrations from box for the "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of six (partly damaged) illustrations from box for the "Veedee" vibratory massager, German, early 20th century.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Veedee' vibratory massager in original box, with two attachments, German, early 20th century'
Science Museum Group
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"Veedee" vibratory massager in original box, with two attachments, German, early 20th century

The ‘Veedee’ vibratory massager claimed to cure colds, digestive complaints and flatulence through ‘curative vibration’. It is seen here with its original box and two attachments. Instructions on the box state there was almost nothing the German-made ‘Veedee’ vibrator could not cure. The name is thought to be a pun on the Latin term, ‘Veni Vidi Vici’. This means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’. During the late 1800s, massage was considered effective for combating almost any affliction. These ranged from headaches to female ‘hysteria’. A huge array of massage tools such as this example were advertised in magazines and newspapers.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1982-1238
Materials:
box, cardboard, handle, cork and vibrator, chrome plated
type:
vibrator
credit:
Klar, A.B.