A beautiful vintage electro shock therapy device in a cherry case. Decorative clasp, nicely polished with very clean interior. Large dry cell battery with all connections intact. Made in the 1800's, possibly 1890 but unable to find record of it. This is a wonderful example for anyone collecting medical devices.
Absolutely fantastic early 1800's medical device used for Electro-Shock Therapy of patients with all kinds of problems. mental nerviest, sexula stymulator, mustle stymulator etc. All the parts are present and in working condition. All of the attachemets store under the top lid in the bottom of the case. I have taken a photo of the inside of the box so you can see what I mean. The original instructions are still pasted inside the lid and at the bottom inside of the oak case and the case still retains it's original locking lid. The walnut case measures 10" x 5.5" x 5.5" and has its original hand crank with real ivory handle. The sides/corners are protected with brass.
One of the most striking features of this quack type medical device is the absolutely stunning solid walnut case that it comes in. This item was purchased at an auction of old hospital equipment prior to imploding the hospital approximately 10 years ago. The auctioneer said they had found some unusual items in the basement of the hospital including an old fire alarm call box and this piece of equipment. The hospital was originally built in the 1880's and I would guess this device is from the late 1800's. As you can see in the photos it is in fantastic condition and is a great conversation piece. Most guests when they come into our home, notice it right away and when they find out what it is, they think it is so cool. Would be a super gift for a physicists, or Doctor or someone in the medical industry.