Galvanic brooch of black vulcanite

Made:
1890-1920 in London

Galvanic brooch of black vulcanite, with cherub holding fistfuls of lightning on one side and, on the reverse, inset copper plate with eight electric bolts radiating from a central object (fist? lightbulb?), surrounded by the words 'PALL MALL ELECTRIC ASS'N | LONDON GALVANIC-GENERATOR'. Four holes drilled into reverse side, two of which go all the way through, as if for mounting. Identical to A124306 and A602783, similar to A602795.

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A106003
Materials:
copper and vulcanite
type:
galvanic brooches therapeutics (electrotherapy), electrotherapy and galvanic brooches
credit:
Browning, T.

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