Antique 2 French Electro Therapy Devices "Institut Electrotherapy" Dated 1905

GBP 275.00

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Object Description

Of scientific interest two French Electrotherapy devices, both wih plaques to the tops stamped “Institut Electrotherapy, 27 Rue Godot de Mauroy, Paris”

Complete with original instructions dated 27th September 1905.

These are very good example of early 20th century electrotherapy / electric shock machines. These early battery operated devices produced a noticeable, but low powered, electric current that was applied to various body parts. It was believed that such stimulation could help with a multitude of nervous disorders.

These all-in-one units contained a battery, coil, voltage controls and a number of contact probes and connecting wires. These are housed within a sturdy wooden body, with compartment for accessories.

The boxes have carry handle and close with clasps. There is age related ware to these items.

The effectiveness of these types of devices was unconvincing, and for safety reasons these should not be used. However, they make excellent display pieces and are ideal for collectors.

As antique items, the pieces show signs of use commensurate with age, these condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs they display beautifully.

They are for decorative use only.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 24 cm x Width 25.5 cm x Depth 16 cm
Height 16.5 cm x Width 19 cm x Depth 10.5 cm

Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 6 inches
Height 6 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 4 inches

Our reference: A3663

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:25.5 x H:24 x D:16 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1905

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