The Mystery Artifact Revealed

The Kolon Motor

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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.

News and Events

2018 News and Events 

Saturday, November 15, 2018 to January 5, 2019 - Rug Hooking Show and Sale exhibit. 

Current Exhibit: Reflections – The works of Terry Saunders (1947-1984). Co-curated by Rory Lennox, Nancy Daley and Melanie Hatfield (sisters of Terry Saunders). This exhibit showcases the artwork created by little know Yarmouth artist who was afflicted with Osteogenesis Imperfecta a disease also known as Brittle Bone. 

Quilt tickets for fundraiser
This quilt was donated by the Estate of Louise Vincelli. 
Draw will be February 1, 2019.
Click here to view the quilt

Fundraising Campaign 
The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is looking to raise $20,000 for the digitization of our newspaper collection
and oversized items. 

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