1930 DeMoulin Bros. & Co. Catalog - Lifting and Spanking Machine
|With this machine the candidate cannot kick his own pants while wearing them, but can have them spanked where his mother used to apply the sole of her slipper, by simply testing his strength. The position in which he places himself causes a little strain in the seat of his pants, which is not objectionable, as it pulls up all the slack when he pulls up on the handles. Just about the time he gets well started lifting, a trigger is automatically released, which causes the spanking paddle to spring into place and strike him on the kazabo, at the same time exploding a 32-calibre blank cartidge with a loud report. (Paddle can be easily removed and used as a spanker.) That is not all; there is also an electric attachment concealed under the platform of the machine that turns on a good current of electricity at the same time the paddle hits his pants.|
The above image is a product advertisement out of the 1930 edition of the DeMoulin Bros. & Co. "side degree" catalog titled "Burlesque and Side Degree Specialties, Paraphernalia and Costumes." At the time, DeMoulin produced and sold "fraternalism" items designed to help increase Lodge membership, donations to charities and interest in "Lodge Life" itself. These side degrees added to the fun and laughter of early Lodge Brethren engaged in new member initiations. ('Cause everybody likes a machine that will allow you to spank and shock the crap out of yourself, right???)
This is believed to be the last catalog produced by the company, as they were struck with the same fate as many businesses during The Great Depression and were forced to scale back and refocus to survivie. Today, however, the company is still around and doing well as the largest supplier of marching band uniforms in the United States.