Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! Thanks to everyone who guessed! While this particular artifact is not on exhibit, please visit the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum at 15th and P Streets to engage with more fascinating Nebraska History!
This Blud Rub Machine, an electric scalp massager from about 1920, was used in the Butler family barbershop in University Place, Nebraska. L. Gary Butler opened the Butler Barber Shop in University Place (now part of Lincoln) in 1895. Check out this 1929 ad from The Roundup Record, a Montana newspaper, to learn about the Blud Rub’s “benefits.”