Penis Enlarger AKA

Penis Enlarger AKA


C1920 Penis Enlarger (aka: Congester)


Cylinder Length: 22.5 cms



Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Quack Medicine


The term “penis congester” was used in many late 19th-century and early 20th century medical instrument catalogs to describe devices that were sold to bring on erection and/or  add inches to the male organ. In some catalogs they are described as “enlargers”.  The same catalogs often illustrate a female counterpart for breast enlargement. I suspect that few penises or breasts were enhanced by the application of such devices  but hope sprang eternal. The size of the cylinder is just shy of 9″ or 22.5 cms.–aspirational I’m sure but as they say “in for a penny in for a pound”. The bulb can no longer be compressed but it is all there and the release valve still seems to work. No scratches, cracks or chips in the glass cylinder. The name of the maker (Erie Medical Co) is molded into the glass.    

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US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: or 718-623-6777