The Trados Nose Shaper
An odd advertisement that I noticed while browsing through a 1916 journal, Current Opinion
, on Google Books. It's for the "Trados" Nose-Shaper. The blurb tells us:
Upon the impression you constantly make rests the failure or success of your life. Which is to be your ultimate destiny? My new nose-shaper "Trados" (Model 22) corrects now ill-shaped noses without operation quickly, safely and permanently. Is pleasant and does not interfere with one's daily occupation, being worn at night. Write today for free booklet, which tells you how to correct ill-shaped noses without cost if not satisfactory. M. TRILETY. Face Specialist.
If this was Model 22, I wonder what models 1 through 21 were like?
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
The mrs and I have something like this but it has a ball that goes in the mouth.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/23/10 at 01:06 PM
it looks like it would cause the same problem the eye glasses holder from "the jerk" did.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/23/10 at 10:41 PM
...corrects now ill-shaped noses without operation quickly, safely and permanently.
From a 1916 journal? I'm sure nose surgery existed but I didn't think nose jobs were really a legitimate option prior to say the 40's.
Well, i just wikied "plastic surgery" and it looks like a lot of plastic surgery advancements started shortly after 1845. Almost all advancements focused on the nose, what with it being in the middle of your face and all. It still looks like nose surgery was an extremely rare occasion in the early 20th century.
Posted by Pablo on 12/01/10 at 06:20 AM
is it rhinoplasty
Posted by smita in mumbai on 06/13/13 at 03:03 AM
They were brutal back then with advertising. Now days you would not be able to get away with that.
Posted by Rhinoplasty Arizona in Arizona on 10/14/13 at 11:28 PM
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