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Magneto-Electric Therapy Machine, by Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield, c. 1900

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Inventory Number: 28870
Object Type:
Place Created: Sheffield United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 2000-3/17
Brief Description: A simple portable electro-shock therapy machine.

The gears and electromagnets are housed in a varnished mahogany box with a crank handle at the front to turn the gears. At the side of the box are the metal prongs to which wires from the subject would be attached. A leather string (now broken) connected the gears to the electromagnets.
Primary Inscriptions: "IMPROVED PATENT MAGNETO-ELECTRIC MACHINE FOR NERVOUS DISEASES." plus instructions for use and "PAWSON & BRAILSFORD SHEFFIELD" on trade card pasted inside box
Provenance: Transferred from the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, in 2000. Acquired by the Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, c. 1936-1956.
Collection Group:
Material(s): brass
wood
metal
Paper
Leather
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
113 270 170 mm

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