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Magneto-Electric Machine

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1970.1.1 a-c
Description
A mahogany case (a) containing electromagnetic stimulator; has hinged lid, front lock; electric sockets at either end; crank with wooden handle turns cogs that turn copper wire coils; large magnets are painted blue; regulating knob; inside of lid has label; also included are (b) and (c), metallic t…
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Accession Number
1970.1.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- treatment -- electrical stimulation therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
A mahogany case (a) containing electromagnetic stimulator; has hinged lid, front lock; electric sockets at either end; crank with wooden handle turns cogs that turn copper wire coils; large magnets are painted blue; regulating knob; inside of lid has label; also included are (b) and (c), metallic tube-handled electrodes with metallic cords attached.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 25.3 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 12.0 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 7.5 cm
c - handle - Size: Length 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Nelson Price of Toronto.
Maker
W. H. Burnap (?)
Site Made (City)
Lowell (?)
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; brown
paint: red; blue
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
On label in lid: "MAGNETO-ELECTRIC MACHINE // FOR NERVOUS AND OTHER DISEASES"; followed by directions.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Osgood Township Museum L-2019-6 until 31 Dec 2019.
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 3 Feb 2009-31 Dec. 2009
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Williams' Perfection Electro-Magnetic Machine

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1971.6.1 a-g
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains two 6-volt batteries (not numbered); lid (b) is broken off; a label on inside gives directions for use of instrument; also included are a black insulating plate (c) to which is attached a coil switch; two metallic tube handle electrodes (d,e); a regulating shield to f…
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Accession Number
1971.6.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- treatment -- electrical stimulation therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains two 6-volt batteries (not numbered); lid (b) is broken off; a label on inside gives directions for use of instrument; also included are a black insulating plate (c) to which is attached a coil switch; two metallic tube handle electrodes (d,e); a regulating shield to fit over the coil (f); and a foot plate electrode (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 20.5 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
b - box lid
c - insulating plate
d - electrode - Size: Length 10.5 cm
e - electrode - Size: Length 10.5 cm
f - regulating shield - Size: Length 10.8 cm
g- foot plate electrode - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. P. Graham of Weston, Ont., via Dr. Arthur Cole.
Maker
P. G. Williams
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
plastic: black
paper: black
Inscriptions
On (c): marks of 10-100; on battery (?): "Northern Electric BLUE BELL dry cell // The Bell Telephone Company of Canada // KS 6542 TYPE6 // DATE INSTALLED JUNE 10/30"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Condition Remarks
Box broken; electrodes and metal worn; #2: ;batteries leaking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
The machine was found by Mrs. Graham at a family house near Barrie, Ont.
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