Alpine-Sun Ultra-Violet and Sollux Infra Red Duo Therapy Light Machine

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Date:1900 - 2000 (c.)

Description:This Sollux lamp was used in physiotherapy treatments at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. Heat generated by the lamp was used to treat the patient. During treatment the patient was bathed in infra-red light from the lamp. The infra-red light was absorbed as heat by the patient. For maximum absorption of heat, the lamp was placed at a distance of one metre, and at 90 degrees to the patient. The temperature of the heat bath was 120-125 degrees farenheit and precautions had to be taken to prevent the patient from burning. The voltage was controlled by the unit at the base of the lamp.


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1800s
Mineral Water Bottle
Mineral Water Bottle

This bottle contained saline water from the springs at Leamington Spa. Saline, or ...

1860s
Turkish Bath Wooden Recliner Seat
Turkish Bath Wooden Recliner Seat

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1900s
Two Wood And Rope And Wood And Plastic Pulleys Part Of Sling Suspension Apparatus
Two Wood And Rope And Wood And Plastic Pulleys Part Of Sling Suspension Apparatus

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1950s
Bag Of Electrical Treatment Electrodes And Pads
Bag Of Electrical Treatment Electrodes And Pads

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