The Kolon Motor is a device that was patented and used during the early 1900s. The base of the device would have been mounted on a bathroom wall with the base on a vertical position. The contoured plate was then placed against an individual’s abdomen, and upon turning the side levers, the plate would rotate, massaging the area. The plate of the Kolon Motor is similar to the shape of one’s colon, and its sole purpose is to relieve or prevent constipation by placing pressure on one’s colon. The pressure initiates relief.
This is an original 1917 black and white print ad by R. H. Sinclair for the Kolon Motor, colon massages by Martin’s Method Incorporated located at 50 East 31st Street, New York City.