If Ruptured… (Sep, 1930)

If Ruptured…

LET ME SEND YOU A FREE SAMPLE OF A STRANGE AIR-BREATHING, FLESH-SOFT SUBSTANCE THAT IS USED IN, A DEVICE THAT HAS ENDED TRUSS TORTURE. FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, BE MODERN! DON’T WEAR DIRTY LEG STRAPS, LEATHER PADS, HARD RUBBER CUSHIONS OR SEVERELY STRAPPED BELTS ANY MORE. DON’T GO THRU’ THE YEARS AFRAID OF EXERCISES — CONSTANTLY HAUNTED BY THE FEAR OF YOUR TRUSS EASILY SLIPPING OFF AND THE RUPTURE “COMING DOWN.”

LEARN HOW A TINY FOUR OUNCE INVENTION BUTTONS RUPTURE WITHOUT CRUEL PRESSURE. GET YOUR FREE SAMPLE OF THIS MATERIAL TODAY. SEE IF MODERN SCIENCE HASN’T CREATED SOMETHING BETTER THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED POSSIBLE. —Mail Coupon Below at Once!

John G. Homan, Director, New Science Institute, 1175 Clay St., Steubenville, Ohio.

Without obligating me in any way, send my free sample of your flesh-soft, air-porous material and full details of your new hygienic method that ends truss cruelty.

7 comments
  1. Eamonn says: July 2, 20094:00 pm

    What the hell is this selling? I’m guessing either something about torn ligaments or adult diapers.

  2. Firebrand38 says: July 2, 20094:31 pm

    You guessed wrong, he’s selling his Magic Dot system later found by the FTC to be fraudulent http://www.ftc.gov/os/a… (just do a search for either Homan or Magic Dot within the pdf)

    He invented stuff for the support and repair of hernias and groin ruptures

    http://www.google.com/p…

    http://www.google.com/p…

  3. katey says: July 2, 20097:35 pm

    Yep “ruptures” were the old way of saying “hernias”… And back when men did a lot more heavy lifting, they were much more common yet there was no easy surgical solution… so one had to wear a special belt to hold your insides in. http://www.gutenberg.or…

    Their wives, on the other hand, often suffered from “fallen wombs” from their many childbirths, and had to prop their uturi up with equally awful looking devices, such as: http://www.mum.org/pess…

  4. Torgo says: July 2, 20097:57 pm

    This ad brings a new meaning to the word “creepy.”

  5. Paul says: July 3, 200912:31 pm

    He looks like a cross between Dr Evil and Harold Lloyd.

  6. jayessell says: July 3, 20091:38 pm

    He looks like Dr. Cyclops from the motion picture of the same name.

  7. stilllaughing says: July 5, 20098:15 pm

    I’m glad somebody knows what he was selling… :) I thought it was something to help keep wigs on bald heads….lol…..

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