Barrel Exerciser Rolls Away Fat (Nov, 1939)
Barrel Exerciser Rolls Away Fat
Excess fat on any part of the body can be removed easily with a novel electric massaging barrel, according to the manufacturer. Supported by a metal frame, the barrel, fitted with closely-spaced wooden rollers free to turn, is rotated by a small electric motor that operates on 110 volts A.C. or D.C. Users may sit on the device, lean back against it, straddle it, or lean forward over it, depending on the part of the body to be massaged. Three separate actions are claimed for it: a massage action to stimulate the skin and rub away dead surface tissue, a rolling action to break down fat tissue, and a vibratory action to tone up the system generally.