What Is It? Game 97

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always mind-boggling What is it? blog. Can you guess what this strange device is used for?

Place your guess in the comment section. Please post no URL or web links - let others play. No prize this week, so you're playing for bragging rights only.

For more clues and other guessing fun, please visit the What is it? Blog. Good luck!

Update 5/1/09 - The answer is: An Electraply quack medical device, according to the manual, it's a "pulsating machine used on the body for its therapeutic action and for administering electrical massage," patent number 1,789,758. That was too easy! Congrats to jmjrdrave who got it first (and to Jared for a more detailed answer) ;)

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This used to be a electreat (the mechanical heart) it was used to relieve pains in your body by putting a small current through your body.It uses batteries & usually has a few more attachments with it. but will work the way it is. The handle is the ground & the roller part would be the positive. Is quite the gadget & can give you a wake up call if turned up.
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It's a spool guide for a paper machine. when paper is produced industrially, steam filled rollers about 5 foot in diameter are used to dry the pulp and form it into a long continuous sheet. these rollers are used to guide the edges as it is in a dry state and being spooled
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