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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
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
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
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
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
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Osgood Township Museum L-2019-6 until 31 Dec 2019.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
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
Images
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