Vintage 1930-40's Hand-held Heat Massage Tool. Nr
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Vintage 1930-40's Hand-held Heat Massage Tool. Nr :
YOU ARE offerDING ON A VINTAGE HAND-HELD HEAT MASSAGE TOOL.
The handle and stem have no scratches or chips, and the pad has minor scratches on its surface.
No open cracks in the cord or plug as one might expect from one of it's age. For the most part it appears to have been kept in it's mailing tube when not in use.I have not attempted to plug in into the wall and would not advise anyone else to do so, though there doesn't seem to be any physical reason for it not to work.More of a conversation piece than anything else. It comes with the original mailing tube which on which the print is very legible;(from the Ideal Sales Company, NY,NY to an address in Cincinnati, Ohio) and the original postmarked 4 1/2 cent green White House stamp is still attached.According to the label, this tool originally cost $1.00. That, and the fact that it took only 4 1/2 cents to mail should give a good indication of it's age. For these reasons I would venture that it is from around the mid-to late 1930's, though I can not say for certain.I have never seen it's like in the 12 years since I purchased it and believe it to be very unusual, uncommon and extremely collectable.I consider the tube to be as much of a conversion piece as the massage tool itself.Also included is the original instruction page which makes an amusing read. FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING ! ! !