So You Want to Get an Antique Violet Ray

 

Good!  Some of them are superb examples of quack medical antiques, and its great you want to collect one.

Wait!  You want to USE it on someone else???  Lets get real…real fast.  Safety is critical here. While these old antiques are great for collectible value, they are 70 years old or even older. They were made BEFORE there were electrical standards. They are flat out UNSAFE to use ‘as is’. Would you use a lamp or a toaster that was 70 years old without getting it checked out and rewired? Why would -anyone- be willing to risk someone’s safety AND LIFE by using an antique quack medical electrical shock box on someone else that is over 70 years old?? Just TO try and SAVE A FEW BUCKS? Electricity is no joke. You plug something into the wall and use it to shock someone, you’d better be SAFE.

There are excellent articles on the web by violet wand experts about the poor safety of these antiques yet people for some insane reason will be willing to use one of these ON SOMEONE ELSE.. putting other players at risk.
IF you buy an antique and want to use it to shock someone, you’d better be sure of its integrity and wiring and internal components. The old ones are ungrounded, non-polarized, AND they have 70 year old wiring…so they can “fault” easily, meaning there can be a direct LINE through them, with electrical current running right from household wall outlet to your victim, shocking them with full 110 volts. Which can be deadly. The antique quack machines are UNSAFE to use ‘as is’.

IN no other toy does the BDSM community negligently accept such an egregious level of risk. We insist floggers be in repair, we insist toys be clean, blood and fluids be contained, we insist on safety. YET there are those that would encourage someone else to play with potentially dangerous, OLD, deteriorating, unknown antique electrical equipment built in 1925 without electrical safety standards and USE IT to SHOCK SOMEONE ELSE. Someone you know has an antique violet ray they got off ebay, and it is unsafe and they play with it with other people.
And they bought this antique with antiquated wiring just to save money over NEW, safe electrical equipment under warranty and in good repair built to modern electrical safety standards.

Please think. If you want to take such a HIGH level of probable risk yourself, that is your choice. But PLEASE never encourage a new person to do it without informing them adequately of the substantial dangers with these OLD antiques. And never play with someone else without informing them of the STATE of your machine and the possible dangers of playing with it. And the dangers ARE substantial–outside SSC and outside even RACK.  Its not merely a possibility that playing with the antiques is unsafe, they ARE unsafe to play with ‘as is’.

If you buy an antique 70 year old electrical device, you must get it rewired and have it GROUNDED to modern electrical safety standards before taking someone elses LIFE in your hands with it. It is IRRESPONSIBLE for you not to make your equipment SAFE.  

There ARE experts who make these antique quack medical machines safe for people to use. Nick and Morphia and Bound to Tease are two companies in the UK who completely refurbish these antiques to make them safe for us to use.  Violetwanda is the only known company in the US to do the same., though there are individuals who do it as a sideline.  At the very least, a good appliance repair person should check out the wiring and ground your machine before you play with it.

Be smart before EVER using an antique to shock someone. You are playing with electricity, and electricity can stop the human heart. You must be responsible enough not to take such risks with someone else’s LIFE.

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5 Comments

  1. ElwayalltheWay August 10, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Keep up the good work 

     
  2. Kacy August 10, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I just dont think it can be that bad. there would be a law against using them if they were dangerous.  I have an old one and it works just fine.  

     
    • Charlee August 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

      I dont think its a good idea. Would you use a antique ANYTHING on yourself? be SAFE

       
  3. Sam Edgell August 3, 2016 at 11:53 am

    you always see people using them. its a scary thought and not in a good way 

     
  4. Thad June 29, 2016 at 11:16 am

     I never thought about this before but its absolutely true. I was excited to find one in a flea market and picked it up.  It didn’t work and I thought I’d tinker around with it.  I opened it up and if you think about wiring almost 100 years old then that’s what you saw. It was scary.  If it had worked I probably would have used it till I saw inside it. Now I know better.  We have to help spread the word- that the antiques are not safe ‘as is’ and shouldn’t be used on someone else without having them checked at least, and informing your partner of how old they are and their unknown condition.