Don’t guess about your future… Analagraph it!

The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company marketed its electronic analagraph service from the late 1930s to the 1970s. They described it as "a scientific device that lets you chart the family and its retirement needs." They even had an "analagraph school" in Newark, New Jersey where their employees would be sent to get trained as analagraphers.

More recently, Electronic Development Labs has marketed an "analagraph recorder" for use by chiropractors. I found an explanation of what this device does in the book Pendulum Power:

There are various methods for locating spinal subluxations. One of the most popular among chiropracters is the analagraph machine. This utilizes a thermocouple device which is passed over the skin all the way down the length of the spine. As the thermocouple passes each vertebra, it picks up any excessive heat readings and records them on a thin sheet of graph paper in the machine. All the doctor has to do is look at the graph paper and note any strong heat peaks. These are the areas where a subluxation is most likely to be present.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 12, 2016
     Category: Business | Insurance

First to strike me are the first four letters used in the name. Sounds like something that a proctologist would used in their practice.

The second part about a device used by a chiropractor: That is probably as effective as a Scientologist's E-Meter.
Posted by KDP on 10/12/16 at 12:58 PM
It's probably very useful in tracking the movement of Uranus.
Posted by Virtual on 10/12/16 at 02:32 PM
I thought an analagraph was a tattoo on your rectum. That, or a chart for determining the best diameter/length for your new butt plug.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/12/16 at 03:44 PM
Dad told me to insure a secure finical future do the following: Get a good education and skill, invest early and on a regular basis in diverse stocks, and get a governmental job with a forever pension. This analagraph thing looks like another get rich quick toy to waste money on and gather dust. I do have a good investment deal in waterfront land down here, mosquitos, alligators and pythons included...
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/12/16 at 07:09 PM
@Gator Guy -- my uncle had simple advice: "Spend less than you earn and invest the difference." Since he worked in a coffee shop most of his life and became a multi-millionaire through land/stocks/bonds, I considered it good advice.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/13/16 at 11:02 AM
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