The Mystery Artifact Revealed
The Kolon Motor
The Kolon Motor was patented and used during the 1930s and 1940s. The base of the device would have been mounted on a bathroom wall with the lantern-shaped body in a vertical position. The contoured plate was then placed against a person'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.
This mechanical laxative was found at a yard sale and has become a prominent point of interest for all who see it.