The Zander exercising equipment was housed in the Gymnasium Building. This was a series of equipment and instruments for “vibratory” treatment, passive exercise, mechanical and abdominal massage, and contained a saddle for horseback riding exercise. Later on, the Zander equipment was moved to the North Building. For more information, please go to the following articles: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/gustav-zander-victorian-era-exercise-machines-bowflex-180957758/ and https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/going-to-the-gym-today-thank-this-19th-century-orthopedist/266768/
Jon Van Beckum, Archivist
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Archives
Please credit Aurora Health Care as the source of this material.
Zander Exercising Equipment, Milwaukee Sanitarium