C1900 Princess Bust Developer

C1900 Princess Bust Developer


C1900 Princess Bust Developer


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Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Quack Medicine


In the days before plastic surgeons were able to perform breast augmentation surgery using implants, women who felt that their natural gifts were inadequate had little in the way of effective options. For those who put their faith in the claims of  magazine ads (see our last image, which was taken from a 1902 Sears catalog) and medical instrument catalogs, the Princess Bust Developer was an option.  We are offering a good example of this device with the end of the plunger having an 1898 patent date. Apart from a minor ding on the pump sheath, which can be seen in the images, the Princess is in good order, noting that while the pump still draws it does not create a strong vacuum. Please note: we are offering no guarantees as to its efficacy! Length as shown: 9.75″  

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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