Quack upside-down hammock gadget, 1920s


15 Responses to “Quack upside-down hammock gadget, 1920s”

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      He’s running a company based on the “accidental discovery” that backbends treat low back pain? I think that’s been known since we were hobnobbing with the Neanderthals.

  1. jnordb says:

    that looks painful….

  2. CharredBarn says:

    Imagine if every stoner actually marketed the ideas he had while lying around stoned, instead of just saying “wouldn’t it be rad if there was a hammock that…”   The world would be lousy with stuff like this.

  3. Deidzoeb says:

    Whenever I get the revolving hammock spinal treatment at the Sanitarium in Battle Creek, I’m not sure whether to reward myself afterwards with a coffee enema or yogurt enema.

  4. irksome says:

    Insert David Carradine auto-erotic asphyxiation joke here.

  5. nosehat says:

    Reminds me of this.

  6. iamdoingscience says:

    This is spinal crap.

  7. RJ says:

    Yes, yes. The support limbs, when driven by a small motor or pedal-powered system, would pull apart, then retract together relatively quickly, whirling the patient like a thaumatrope. It was thought that this would not only ease back problems, but digestive irregularities, as well. Usually while spinning.

  8. Melinda9 says:

    Sort of an ur-Pilates contraption.

  9. voiceinthedistance says:

    Not motorized (like a rotisserie), not interested.

  10. jackgreg says:

    But it makes your spine young…

  11. tonymaas says:

    Young spine, broken neck.

  12. John Veteran says:

    Actually this looks like it could work. 

  13. kartwaffles says:

    I’m not even brave enough to try that hammock after pounding some Crab Orchard bourbon!

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