We all are on a "search for health and vitality in the benificence of the sun," are we not? Well, if you want to enjoy the "health-giving bounty of the sun" in 1946 terms, check out Funky Junk's funkiest find yet- the Sun-Kraft UV lamp.
The Sun-Kraft was a wonderful invention back in the 40's. It cured Rickets, cleared up bacterial infections, and also killed Lupus. It was invented after UV radiation was studied and found to help these various human illnesses. The puzzle pieces were put together and scientists discovered that it was the vitamin D in the sun's UV light that helped heal these medical conditions. And the low-cost, everyday home use of UV light was born.
For a wealth of information, check out this handy dandy propaganda/documentary from the Sun-Kraft corporation that explains the science behind the UV light, and why YOU need one for your home too!
Of course, we now know that UV light causes sunburns, and that prolonged exposure leads to skin cancer. UV radiation is a known carcinogen, and most people cover their skin with sunscreen to protect from getting too much exposure. But the folks back then had not figured that out yet.
Times have changed and science has informed us of a whole new world of truth, but this lamp remains a rare and special blast from the past. Worth a peek, and maybe a lot of conversation.