01 February 2012 @ 07:36 am
The Rectorotor  
The Rectorotor, 1910s?

"The Latest and Most Efficient Invention for the Quick Relief of Piles, Constipation, and Prostate Trouble."

Behind a cut to hide the shockingly graphic nature of the device, with its "lubricating vent holes".

"none other able to reach the Vital Spot to such good purpose"  o_O

What can I say, but that it's real.  And that it was likely used for many and sundry unintended purposes.  From The Museum of Quackery.

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The Great Enabler: JugheadJonesrick_day on February 1st, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
At least it works without use of Demon Electricity.
spikesgirl58spikesgirl58 on February 1st, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh... Oh, my... the places my mind has wandered with that...
TeaRoses: Archy by labellementeuserosehiptea on February 1st, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
And that it was likely used for many and sundry unintended purposes.

I kind of doubt anyone really bought this thing to get rid of constipation and piles.

This... is one of the best things I have ever seen here. Lubricated vent holes and everything.
Kim, Meezer Queen and Equestrienne: nectar of lifemeezergal on February 1st, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
And to this day, people show up in emergency rooms with various and sundry items lodged in their butts they swear they "sat down on by accident" and can't remove by themselves...
That Damn Broad: confusedthatdamnbroad on February 1st, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
cuddyclothes: Bearcuddyclothes on February 1st, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
Wow. Yes, my mind was flooded with all sorts of images. That dilator will come in very handy! Especially if you use the unguent.
My name is Freezer and my anti-drug is porn: Oh WOWfreezer on February 1st, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I think Adam & Eve still sells this.
한국 사람이 아니다: Wait What?talonvaki on February 1st, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Well...that gives a whole new meaning to the words "Roto-Rooter."
Ejia Arath: Foooreskin!ejia_arath03 on February 1st, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
I keep reading dilator as dildotator, because honestly.
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on February 6th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
i did too!!!
Ice Badger: Schneidbrowsmentalhygiene on February 1st, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
"Relieving congestion in the prostate gland..."

Is that what they called it back then?
Mrs Emy H.: idiots with guns. (Man from UNCLE)song_of_copper on February 1st, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
"amazingly quick results without ... massage by an attendant" - imagine strolling into the doctor's office in broad daylight for that purpose! Hmm, I daresay some would prefer the ministrations of an 'attendant' to this nifty but impersonal little device. ;-)

"Small Enough for Anyone Over 15 Years Old" - yipes! o__O
Man Writing Slash: Manpain is EPICwrite_light on February 1st, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I was wondering when someone would notice that age range. o_O
Phil: building facegreatbearmd on February 1st, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yay Victorian buttplug!
Alexandraartichautka on February 1st, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Unguent Chamber is the name of my new rock band.
Disco citizen: Loonsteamrodent on February 2nd, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
Rubber hose not included.
I suppose if someone shoves one in a nostril, it might help with the sniffles... maybe.
Kristina with a K: Legstanwen on February 2nd, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, that looks like it just might work with a strap-on.
P.F. Brunsdbcooper on February 4th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Obligatory: Rectorotor? Damn near killed 'er!
Geek Queen: bblade tyson powerglare1geek_queen on February 7th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
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