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Posted 7 years ago


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I have no idea what this is. My first guess was an old, portable telegraph. Next I was thinking electroshock therapy. I just don't have a clue. Does anyone have any idea?

There are no markings, no name plates, nothing burned or stained into the wood, nothing.

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  1. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 7 years ago
    is it some sort of quack medical shocking device?
  2. Hedgie Hedgie, 7 years ago
    Likely for Electro Shock Therapy, or an early defibrilator
  3. Natasha Dwer-Berg, 7 years ago
    It is a pre-edison era electric shock device. If you're an ebay user, search quack medical devices, there are some $100-$300. I bet it was used to determine if a person was a 'witch'. It should have a plate with footprints on it. I suppose if it was never used, the plate may not have footprints on it.
  4. Steve Howell, 6 years ago
    Early 1890's medical quackery. Looks like the magneto may be missing.

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