Sun-Kraft Ultraviolet Ray Health Lamp

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Sun-Kraft Ultraviolet Ray Health Lamp
Sun-Kraft UV Health Lamp (photo) - Handbook of Industrial Relations, p. 1000 - 1943.jpg

Promotion photo of the Sun-Kraft Health Lamp in action.

Medical Claims UV light therapy for treatment of "head colds, discomfort caused by sinus pains, rheumatism, arthritis, and neuritis," etc.
Creator(s) Frank Furedy, Carl E. Atkins
Vendors Sun-Kraft Corporation

The Sun-Kraft Wireless Cold-Quartz Ultraviolet Ray Health Lamp is a cold quartz mercury-vapour lamp, invented by Frank Furedy and originally sold through Sun-Kraft, Inc., for use in ultraviolet light therapy (which you certainly could've figured out from the name of the product). Bathing in the radiation of the Sun-Kraft UV lamp was promoted as a treatment for "head colds, discomfort caused by sinus pains, rheumatism, arthritis, and neuritis," in addition to "clearing up skin ailments, such as eczema, acne, athlete's foot, and ring worm," and promoting healthy skin and hair. As with many similar products making such lofty claims about its efficacy, the Sun-Kraft health lamp was subject to FDA misbranding charges in the late 1940s.[1]

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Related Patents

  • US 2348617, Furedy, Frank, "Ultraviolet Ray Generator", assigned to Sun-Kraft, Inc. 
  • US 2439787, Atkins, Carl E., "Ultraviolet Ray Generator", assigned to Sun-Kraft, Inc. 
  • US 2510017, Furedy, Frank & Carl E. Atkins, "Radio-Frequency Oscillator for Ultraviolet Ray Generators", assigned to Sun-Kraft, Inc. 

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