The McGregor Rejuvenator

In a patent filed in 1932, Mr. M.E. Montrude Jr. of Seattle, Washington claimed that by the use of magnetism, radio waves, infra-red and ultra-violet rays he could reverse the aging process. The patient was rolled for treatment on a cart into a machine with only the head outside the chamber. The chamber does look a bit like an iron lung but the similarity ends there. Below, rear and side view of the McGregorRejuvenator.

Side view, McGregor rejuvenator

Magnetism was allegedly conveyed to the patient throughout the red chamber. Radio waves were said to be transmitted via two leather pads located near the front of the chamber. Inside, the top of the chamber holds fixtures holding red incandescent and blue ultra-violet light bulbs. The concentration of light bulbs quickly heats the chamber. Left, front view of Rejuvenator. Leather pads sit atop the blue-striped cushion. Five McGregor Rejuvenators were placed in a Bekins warehouse in Seattle some 40 years ago, and the inventor never returned to claim them. They were finally auctioned off after 30 years and bought by Mr. Ed Fitzgerald of Wilson Creek, Washington who scrapped three of them and provided The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices with the best remaining example. Below, a model receives a treatment in the Rejuvenator.

Interior view, McGregor rejuvenator.

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