Shoe store x-ray machine.   What were they THINKING of? My Mom told me about these.

Shoe store x-ray machine. What were they THINKING of? My Mom told me about these.

Foot x-ray machine. ca. 30s + 40s    In shoestores to x-ray feet to ascertain if the new shoes fit.  Finally banned due to very high radiation output.

Foot x-ray machine. ca. 30s + 40s In shoestores to x-ray feet to ascertain if the new shoes fit. Finally banned due to very high radiation output.

Modess Sanitary Belt .......torture......whose stupid idea was this anyway?

Modess Sanitary Belt .......torture......whose stupid idea was this anyway?

33-1/3  45  78  Only baby boomers would understand these numbers.  Squibbage: The Now Defunct Museum

33-1/3 45 78 Only baby boomers would understand these numbers. Squibbage: The Now Defunct Museum

1970's style chair.  We had these and they were so comfortable.  They rocked and swiveled.

1970's style chair. We had these and they were so comfortable. They rocked and swiveled.

Mercurochrome - Notice the lovely color? As you might have guessed from the name, it contained mercury. Yup. Moms all across the nation were swabbing open wounds with a concoction made from stuff now well-known to cause brain damage, kidney failure, and birth defects. Wheeeeeee!

Mercurochrome - Notice the lovely color? As you might have guessed from the name, it contained mercury. Yup. Moms all across the nation were swabbing open wounds with a concoction made from stuff now well-known to cause brain damage, kidney failure, and birth defects. Wheeeeeee!

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