Patent Magneto - Electric Machine for Nervous Diseases
THIS IS OLD.......THIS IS COOL..........I DON'T KNOW IF IT WORKS BECAUSE I CAN'T GET ANYONE TO PUT THEIR FINGERS IN IT! DAVIS & KIDDER'S PATENT MAGNETO ELECTRIC MACHINE FOR NERVOUS DISEASES.
Endorsed and used by the Leading Physicians throughout the UNITED STATES and EUROPE. W.H. BURNAP, MANUFACTURER - and - Sole Proprietor, NEW YORK, U.S.A.
Directions: Connect two Metallic Cords or wires with the socket in the ends of the box, and apply the handles connected with the other ends of the metllic cords or wires to any part of the person through which it is desireable to pass the current of electricity. Then turn the crank, regulated the strength of the current by the speed and by the knob at the end of the box: it being desireable to increase the strength only to that degree most agreeable to the patient. It is less unpleasant to the patient if wet sponges are placed over the ends of the handles, and these applied to the skin as they prevent the prickling sensation. The sponges should never be put inside of the box while wet, as they rust the machinery. In applying it for the toothache, tic-Dolorneux, or Neuralgia, the operator takes one handle and places his fingers or sponge over the part affected while the patient holds the other handle. In applying it to the foot, place one of the handles in the water with the foot, and hold the other in hand, or apply it to any other part of the person. The bearings and spring must be oiled occasionally.
EGAD!!!!!!! This thing is all except for the crank, but it can be turned manually if you really need to use it. The cords and handles have tape on them, they are quite frayed.
This gadget has to be from the 1800's, however, t are no dates.
A great piece for the person who has everything. Thanks for looking!
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