1890s Quack Face-Massage Apparatus

1890s Quack Face-Massage Apparatus


1890s Quack Face-Massage Apparatus


Length of case: 22 cm.



Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Quack Medicine


A set of three C1890s face-massage rollers by Henry Simon. This case and instrument bear his name but not his location, which I believe was Berlin and Vienna.  The handles are Bakelite and the rollers are ivorine.  Each is 18 cm in length and marked  HENRY SIMON with letters differentiating each roller end.  The accompanying 16 pp direction booklet emphasizes its cosmetic benefits; however, it claims that it is effective against migraine and neuralgia and that it could also be used to help fade  scars caused by  small-pox, burns and wounds.The booklet contains endorsements dated 1896.

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than 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: [email protected] or 718-541-5974