Electrogalvanic amulets, 1870-1935.

Made:
1870-1910 in England and London

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Galvanic necklace, eleven charms, by Castella, Paris, French, 1880-1920 Inscribed 'Collier Galvaner Electrique de
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Galvanic Pulvermacher belt in wood base, belt made by J.L. Pulvermacher, London, English, 1870-1910. Had to soak it in vinegar before applying to the body. Supposed to cure all nervous, chronic and functional diseases.

Galvanic Pulvermacher belt in wood base, belt made by J. L. Pulvermacher, London, English, 1870-1910. Had to soak it in vinegar before applying to the body. Supposed to cure all nervous, chronic and functional diseases. Illustrated as the second object from the left with (left to right): A602788 - Galvanic necklace with eleven charms, by Castella, Paris, France, 1880-1920; A602764 - Electrogalvanic amulet, zinc, copper and white metal disc, made by Joseph Raspail, French, 1870-1930; A602761 - Electrogalvanic amulet, disc suspended on chain, made by I. Morana, Geneva, Swiss, 1870-1935; Electrogalvanic amulet.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A602809
Materials:
box, paper, black, box, wood, brass, plastic, red and zinc
type:
galvanic belts

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