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Pocket faradic battery no. 7

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Dates
1886
1896
circa 1886-1896
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1931.5.1 a-l
Description
Faradic battery in a wooden case (a), consisting of (b), (c) black insulating wooden handles; (d), (e) cloth-covered rounded electrodes; (f) contact key; (g), (h) metallic tube handle electrodes; (i), (j) green and red-striped cord with metal tips; (k), (l) cord with metal tips; black label on insiā€¦
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Accession Number
1931.5.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
Faradic battery in a wooden case (a), consisting of (b), (c) black insulating wooden handles; (d), (e) cloth-covered rounded electrodes; (f) contact key; (g), (h) metallic tube handle electrodes; (i), (j) green and red-striped cord with metal tips; (k), (l) cord with metal tips; black label on inside of lid gives complete directions for use; contains coil vibrator covered with black metal container, holes "1," "2," "3," "G"; battery storage area covered with a square of black bakelite.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - insulating wooden handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm
c - insulating wooden handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm
d - rounded electrode - Size: Length 3.2 cm
e - rounded electrode - Size: Length 3.2 cm
f - contact key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
g - tube handle electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm
h - tube handle electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm
i-l - cords
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Chloride of Silver Dry Cell Battery Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1886
1896
circa 1886-1896
Date Remarks
First patent dated 1886; patents run from 1886-1896 in USA, 1895-1896 in Great Britain.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal: silver
fabric: green; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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