"Life renewer. As applied by Dr. Pierce’s new Galvanic Chain Belt, will positively cure disease without the aid of medicine…Is a portable body battery and contains special appliances for both sexes for curing the following complaints: nervous debility, kidney complaint, general debility, constipation, dyspepia, diseases of the liver…$6 price and upward. Patented Oct. 11, 1887."
This was an ad in the Tacoma City DIrectory, 1889.
The relative value (CPI) of $6 in 1889 makes this item about $151 in current dollars.
From UW Digital Collection