New Mechanical Chiropractor (Dec, 1932)

This looks like it might be a Pandiculator.

New Mechanical Chiropractor
WITH a machine like the one shown he-low in your home, there’s no longer any excuse for headaches. At least, that is what the inventor claims for his mechanical chiropractor, which also is supposed to correct curvature of the spine, speed up the circulation and aid digestion. It is self-operated, the patient himself supplying the propelling energy. The machine has a stretching and massaging action on the body structure which is said to promote health and tone up the system generally. It was demonstrated at a recent Chiropractor’s Association meeting in Los Angeles.

13 comments
  1. SpaceMonkeyX says: July 19, 20068:29 am

    I saw this in a Japanese animated film once. I think it involved tentacles of some kind…

  2. Stannous says: July 19, 20069:17 pm

    They’re a bit more expensive these days:
    http://www.masterrsdung…

    (and the only model shown isn’t anywhere near as cute or cutely attired)

  3. best boise chiropractor says: December 9, 20099:18 pm

    ..,mechanical Chiropractor? how can we assure the safety of this thing??

  4. Firebrand38 says: December 9, 20099:31 pm

    best boise chiropractor: Well, it’s safer in that it won’t be against vaccinations
    http://www.chirobase.or…

  5. Firebrand38 says: December 9, 20099:33 pm

    And it’s not manipulating her neck http://www.quackwatch.o…

  6. jayessell says: December 10, 20091:20 pm

    Didn’t a motorised one almost kill James Bond near
    the beginning of the movie ‘Thunderball’?

  7. Firebrand38 says: December 10, 20091:49 pm

    jayessell: Little bit http://www.tcm.com/medi…

  8. spokane chiropractor says: December 10, 20099:21 pm

    Mechanical Chiropractor is a really great invention., But the question is, IS IT AFFORDABLE?

  9. Firebrand38 says: December 10, 200910:22 pm

    Charlie, it looks just like the Pandiculator but the 1916 patent drawing for it shows a motor.

  10. Firebrand38 says: December 10, 200910:41 pm

    spokane chiropractor: Correct as usual Doc, it wasn’t a great invention at least according to the Post Office when they banned one that looked suspiciously like this model in 1942

  11. toronto chiropractor says: December 11, 20094:14 am

    this is good machine but how can we assure the safety of this thing?.

  12. Firebrand38 says: December 11, 200910:10 am

    toronto chiropractor: OK, when talking about an article from 1932 you’re better off using the past tense. And as I wrote (and I’m sure that you read) this item is probably the one banned by the Post Office in 1942.

  13. Andrew L. Ayers says: May 9, 20101:09 pm

    Modern Mechanix and Inventions: Scientific advancements and bondage gear; what a magazine!

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