While I am building quite a collection of equipment, (including items such as floggers, shibari ropes and urethral sounds) only the most special of items get given names. Usually these items hold incredible sentimental value and have been gifted for a very special reason or are of an insanely high quality. These items virtually have a living personality because they are so individual or unique that they require reverence, respect and need to be placed on a pedestal far higher than the standard fare.
To date, Sasha and Tempest are the only items of my arsenal that have been given names and Sasha is quickly becoming known as an individual. Anyone who has met her always refer to her by name instead of simply the item of equipment that she is.
Recently there has been two new additions to my family. Benjamin (uncollared as of yet, but has come further into my circle than anyone has in nearly 7 years) and Angele: A fully functional and refurbished vintage/antique violet wand. (a tribute from Benjamin to mark the occasion, no pun intended)
Benjamin has already been (and will very likely be in the future) in many of my blog posts (past entries include: DV8 Fetish Festival 2012: Overview, Urethral sounding, The best cruelty, 50 Vs 6 and Anything). This blog post, however, is to introduce Angele.
An immense amount of thought and research went in to the choice of this item. She was chosen specifically for many reasons, including strength and high frequency output, aesthetic value, uniqueness and age.
She is a vintage/antique Vitalis 1880’s “Les rayons qui guerissent” model, which when translated from French means: “healing rays” (attempting to imagine what they would have produced if they had decided to create a wand to damage instead of heal has been the subject of recent wet dreams).
She has been named Angele (pronounced: “Ahn-jhel”) after the feminine French (equivalent) word for angel (masculine being ‘Ange’).
I thought a French name would be the most appropriate seeing as she was designed and created by a French company and subsequently would have been the country where she was built.
Despite being dated from the 1880’s (the exact year cannot be determined as the last digit of the model year has been worn away due to age), we have assumed that this printed date represents the Vitalis company and not the wand itself. Angele’s previous owner (bound2tease.net) has placed her birthday (date of construction) approximately in the 1930’s (this would make her around 80 years old). We are still researching into the company and model, but any help or information that anyone could give on ‘Angele’ or her creators would be greatly appreciated.
She has been fully restored with a black faux leather exterior and black cotton velvet interior. The original fascia is a kind of agate/marble effect bakelite, giving her an overall style and look that is similar to her new owner: AKA. Gothic Steampunk.
Her arsenal of attachments/electrodes include:
Curved throat electrode:
Usually used on the neck or throat but can be used on anything that is curved. Power rating: Medium to high.
Surface mushroom electrode:
Excellent for general massage. Power rating: Medium.
Saturation tube electrode:
Often used in secondary contact or intense massage. Power rating: High to strong.
Nerve brush electrode:
Designed to stimulate the skin and nerve endings under the skin. Power rating: High to strong.
Single eye electrode:
Originally used on the eyes (but now that we have reached the 21st century, we all know better. The original use of this attachment is now widely regarded as a very bad move. But it makes for a lovely smaller version of the mushroom attachment and works brilliantly on nipples). Power rating: Medium to high.
Two points of contact for the back or spine. Can be very sensual. Power rating: Medium to high.
Designed for the hair (not advisable if you use flammable hair products, but safe otherwise) and back of the neck. Very sensual. Power rating: Medium to high.
Anal probe electrode. Excellent for getting into what would normally be inaccessible areas. Also makes for a good precision pointer. Power rating: Medium to high.
A multipurpose electrode designed to intensify treatment and condense output to a specific area. Power rating: High to strong.
Originally used for burning out warts and cauterising. Present day use of this attachment in BDSM play can include electrobranding. A fine wire tip end gives an intense array of sparks. Power rating: Strong to fearsome (It should come as no surprise that this attachment instantly became my favourite electrode).
Body contact pad:
Used for indirect and reverse techniques, where either you or your play partners entire body is electrified and literally becomes the attachment to the wand. Sparks fly from whatever body part you touch with or is touched.
I cannot express in words how perfect, splendid and marvelous she is.
These photos do not do her justice.
I hope to be making movies which will include her in action very soon.
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Wow what a wild machine. I would love to feel its power!!! However to answer your research question I was watching a documentary about sex hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She visted a museum in New York City that housed a collection of early 20th/ 19th century vibrator and medical devices for treating women’s “hysteria”. Not sure of the museum’s name however they might be able to help you.
Good luck and nice find
Worth a Google. My thanks *smiles*
I am absolutely stunned by Angele; she is truly amazing and goes to prove how inventive the Victorians were.
Of course, being how I am, I can see just how painful she could be when in the wrong (right?) hands.
It seems amazing that she has survived intact and in such stunning condition after all those years; she would be a vast attraction in any medical or social museum and she must have cost you a fortune. – although I am sure you feel she was worth every cent. I hope you let your readers knows how your experimentation with her progresses.
Congratulations on acquring such a unique lady.
Submissive to Maitre Pierre
Expensive, gifted to me by my submissive, but I am sure he would agree with you that she is worth every penny.
I am planning on making some movies similar to the flogging and violet wand demonstrations already on my blog. Hopefully, it will not be too long. I am hoping to record some within the fortnight. *smiles*
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