Medical pneumatic cupping glasses without fire from about 1930.
Everything is original with used box and cover.
Complete set with pump and user manual.
The Star cupping glass is a bell shaped glass container with a metal tip on its upper part. The box has 6 cupping glasses and a metal pump.
The cupping glass is intended to treat by inducing a ‘revulsion’, thanks to a suction effect on the skin. It was used in hospitals and at home.
The relative vacuum created in the suction cup expands pores and superficial blood vessels (capillaries). This produces a cutaneous congestion, located where the vacuum was applied, which results in a change of the skin appearance that reddens and becomes covered with reddish to purplish spots. This congestion caused locally, over the supposedly sick organ was reputed to attract moods.
- Medical suction cup
- Estimated Period
- First half 20th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes