VINTAGE VIBRATOR MUSEUM


Modern Classics

Many of our antique vibrators have modern equivalents. These contemporary classics are among the most popular vibrators of today. Check out the comparisons below to see what vibrator types have remained the strongest, most purchased, or best-designed!

  • Known as "the Cadillac of Vibrators," the Hitachi Magic Wand first appeared on the North American market in the 1970s, and has become what is perhaps the world's most popular vibrating sex toy. Like the vintage Norelco Massager, today's Magic Wand is marketed as a massager, and is loved for its long, wand-style handle and powerful vibration.

  • With seven attachments and two speeds, the Wahl 7-in-1 is truly a classic-style vibrator. This coil-operated wonder-design hasn't changed much in the last 50 years. The Wahl vibrators are/were lighter, faster, and quieter than most other electrical vibrators. Like the vintage Wahl Hand-E, the Wahl 7-in-1 vibrator is known for its fast, focused vibration and massage-centered marketing.

  • The Minna Ola is the first vibrator to use grip feedback technology as the primary method of control—providing an intuitive user experience for internal and external use. While not as technologically advanced, the Niagara Hand Unit (c. 1965-1976) also offered internal/external stimulation and was meant to be intuitive. The Niagara's easy controls were on the cord, where adjustment would not interrupt application.

  • Similar to vintage barbershop vibrators, the Fukuoku 9000 provides a stimulating buzz for enhanced manual massage. Once the tiniest vibrator in the world, the Fukuoko 9000 fits on a fingertip. The Oster Stim-U-Lax for Barbers (c. 1948) has a relatively large, heavy motor that straps to the back of the user's hand, transmitting vibration to the scalp (or other body part).

  • The colorful Mini Pink Leopard Vibe is a pocket-sized, waterproof version of the classic slimline style. This simple, streamlined style was designed for internal use, and was one of the first to be marketed openly as a sex toy. The Mini Pink Leopard Vibe and the vintage Personal Vibrator both show the iconic slimline shape that many folks think of when they hear the word "vibrator."

  • The G-Kii vibrator has an adjustable curve to customize the vibrator's shape for individualized G-spot stimulation. The Handy Hannah (c.1950) was among the first to be designed and bought as a popular consumer good. While these toys have little technology in common, they share an aspiration to customize the experience and empower the user.