Medical Galvanism Machine by W.H. Halse, 1865
An Medical Electrostatic Machine by W.H. Halse, 1865. The label on the front gives the following discription: “Mr. W.H. Halse – Medical Galvanism – N 2 Addison Terrace – Kensington London”. Distinctive is the 10 cm circular face with a pointer which turns to indicate a changing charge as the coil is extended. 8 lacquered brass fittings. Associated electrodes missing. This is a rather elegant example of a typical nineteenth-twentieth century electric shock machine used to treat a vast variety of ills. 14 x 6 cm electric coil mounted on a 18 x 10 cm base.
Sold to museum Société Française de Radiologie in Paris. https://www.radiologie.fr/musee-radiologie .