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Davis & Kidder's Magneto-Electric Machine

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Dates
1854
1870
circa 1854 - 1870
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
003019001 a-d
Description
Hinged wood box with magneto-electric machine consisting of the machine itself (a) which is made up of a large U-shaped magnet, a rotating gear, and a red velvet coated rotating device all attached inside a locking mahogany case with reinforced brass corners; metal cylinders (b-c) with green thread…
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Accession Number
003019001 a-d
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
Hinged wood box with magneto-electric machine consisting of the machine itself (a) which is made up of a large U-shaped magnet, a rotating gear, and a red velvet coated rotating device all attached inside a locking mahogany case with reinforced brass corners; metal cylinders (b-c) with green thread around a thin metal wire attached to the end that attaches to the machine with a brass cotter pin; brass crank with bone handle attached to front of box used to make the wheel rotate; tan paper label on the inside of the top of the box that provides instructions; small metal key (d) for brass lock.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - machine
b - handle
c - handle
d - key
Provenance
Found by donor's family in a closet when they moved into their new home on Livingston Avenue, Kingston, in 1949.
Maker
W. H. Burnap
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1854
1870
circa 1854 - 1870
Material
wood: red
metal: brass, black
fabric: red, green
bone: white
paper: light brown
Inscriptions
Printed on inner label: “DAVIS & KIDDER’S // PATENT MAGNETO- ELEOTRIC MACHINE // FOR NERVOUS DISEASES. // PATENTED AUG. 1 1854. // DIRECTIONS.- Connect two metallic cords or wires with the Sockets to the ends of the Box, and apply the handles connected // with the other ends of the metallic cords or wires to any part of the person through which it is desirable to pass the current of Elec- // tricity. Then turn the Crank, regulating the strength of the current by the speed, and by the Knob at the end of the Box; it being // desirable to increase the strength only to that degree most agreeable to the patient. It is less unpleasant to the patient if wet // sponges are placed in the ends of the Handles, and these applied to the skin, as they prevent the prickling sensation. The sponges // should never be put inside of the Box while wet, as they rust the machinery. In applying it for the Toothache, Tic-Doloreux, or // Neuralgia, the operator takes one Handle and places his fingers or sponge over the affected, while the patient holds the other // Handle. In applying it to the foot, place one of the Handles in the water with the foot, and hold the other in the hand, or apply it // to any other part of the person. The Bearings and Spring must be oiled occasionally. // Manufactured and sold by W. H. BURNAP, Sole Proprietor, Lowell, Mass., whose signature is attached to all genuine // Machines. All infringements upon his Patent will be prosecuted // From PROF. SILLIMAN, // of Yale College. // Dear Sir: - Dr. Walter // Kidder has exhibited to me a // Magneto- Electric Machine, // invented by you. For neat- // ness, compactness, and facil- // ity and energy of operation, // it is far superior to any in- // strument of the kind which // I have seen. For medical // application, it possesses very // dedicated advantages. // B. SILLIAN. SEN. // New York, April 28, 1854. // From PROV. PAGE, // Washington, March 23, 1854. // Dear Sire: - Upon examin- // ation and trial, I find your // Magneto-Electric Machine // more efficient for it size than // any I have ever seen. The // improvement you have made // is one possessing much scien- // tific interest. // Yours respectfully, // CHAS. G. PAIGE.” stamped on lip of box: “PAT’D APR. 18 1854.” stamped on interior metal frame: “PATENTED AUG 1, 1854. // MANUFACTURED BY W. H. BURNAP LOWELL, MASS.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Length
a - 24.8
b - 10.2
c - 10.4
d - 2.9
Width
a - 11.4
d - 1.4
Depth
a - 11.2
Diameter
b - 2.8
c - 2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratching on wood box; paper has yellowed with minor stains from adhesive on reverse; minor fraying of handle cords; bone discoloured
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
The Real History Of Davis & Kidder, Jeff Behary
"Making the Modern World"
Research Facts
These machines were made in large numbers and were thought to be effective in a wide variety of physical and nervous disorders.
The unit delivered crude faradic current and up to four hundred volts from the rotating coils in conjunction with one or two horseshoe magnets.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1991.17.86
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Accession Number
1991.17.86
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-2
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1981.31.5
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Accession Number
1981.31.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-2
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1982.5.24
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Accession Number
1982.5.24
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Low volt wave generator model LCW

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1996.12.1
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Accession Number
1996.12.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-1
Condition Remarks
#2: Detachable rubber cord; removable if necessary.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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magneto-electric machine

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Dates
1878
circa 1878
Collection
Nicholson School Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
001024001 a-c
Description
A magneto-electric machine consisting of the machine itself (a) which is made up of a large U-shaped magnet, a rotating wheel, and a blue velvet coated rotating device all attached inside a locking mahogany case; there is also a handle (b) which is a brass cylinder with a wire coming out of it whic…
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Accession Number
001024001 a-c
Collection
Nicholson School Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
A magneto-electric machine consisting of the machine itself (a) which is made up of a large U-shaped magnet, a rotating wheel, and a blue velvet coated rotating device all attached inside a locking mahogany case; there is also a handle (b) which is a brass cylinder with a wire coming out of it which attaches to the machine and a crank (c) which screws into a hole on the front of the box and is used to make the wheel rotate; there is a label on the inside of the top of the box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - machine - Size: Length 26.1 cm x Width 11.8 cm x Depth 11.6 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm (with 150.00 cm cord)
c - crank - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Comes from the science laboratory at Nicholson School in Belleville.
Maker
Pawson & Brailsford
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1878
circa 1878
Date Remarks
On the label it says it won an award in 1878.
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, blue, yellow
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
"IMPROVED // PATENT MAGNETO-ELECTRIC MACHINE // FOR NERVOUS DISEASES" printed on the label; "FIRST PRIZE MEDAL // LONDON 1862" printed on the left side of the label; "SILVER MEDAL /PARIS 1878" printed on the right side of the label; there are directions printed on the label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Condition Remarks
There is some staining on the case; the case has a crack on the back near the hinge, causing it not to close all the way; one of the handles is missing.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Making the Modern World"; CD #3
Research Facts
These machines were made in large numbers and were thought to be effective in a wide variety of physical and nervous disorders.
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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
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Medicine and Electricity Combined pamphlet

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Dates
1904
circa 1904
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001580
Description
Blue paper pamphlet from Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.; black ink, completely filled with various testimonials from various people across the country and guarantees from the company; measurements for folded dimensions; two double-sided "pages".
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Accession Number
996001580
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
Blue paper pamphlet from Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.; black ink, completely filled with various testimonials from various people across the country and guarantees from the company; measurements for folded dimensions; two double-sided "pages".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1904
circa 1904
Date Remarks
Enclosed in 1904 envelope
Material
paper: black; blue
Inscriptions
"Following are a few Testimonials we have received from // patients who have used our Treatment (Medicine and // Electricity combined.) If you are a sufferer from any // of the diseases for which our Treatment is recom- // mended, ...."; etc., lots of testimonials
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 6.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
A little worn along the folds; inks have stained through to the other side of each page from the printing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Supposedly cures rheumatism, liver and kidney troubles, asthma and catarrh.
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Neiswanger's cataphoric cervix electrode

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Dates
1900
1978
1900-1978
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1978.28.1
Description
A bakelite shaft with a widened end and a round, flattened ball-like tip at the other end.
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Accession Number
1978.28.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
A bakelite shaft with a widened end and a round, flattened ball-like tip at the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.S. Barker of Brantford, Ont.
Maker
McIntosh
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1978
1900-1978
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
plastic: black
rubber (?)
Inscriptions
On handle: "McINTOSH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-2
Dimension Notes
Length 29.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Neiswanger's prostatic cataphoric electrode

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Dates
1900
1978
1900-1978
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1978.28.6
Description
A curved bakelite rod with a broken-off tip and circular, flat, disk-like handle at the other end.
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Accession Number
1978.28.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A curved bakelite rod with a broken-off tip and circular, flat, disk-like handle at the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.S. Barker of Brantford, Ont.
Maker
McIntosh
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1978
1900-1978
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
plastic: black
rubber (?)
Inscriptions
On disk-like handle, in logo form: a large "M" with a "c" above it and "TO" below; to its left is "IN" and to its right is "SH"; below this is "CHICAGO".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-2
Dimension Notes
Length 17.8 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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