Electrogalvanic amulet

Made:
1880-1900
maker:
A.M. Richardson & Co.

Electrogalvanic amulet, Richardson's Magneto-Galvanic Battery (or possibly a fake?), disc with cross at centre and 14 small discs arranged in a circle around it. Made of zinc, brass, copper, iron and nickel, with woven string instead of chain. Made by A.M. Richardson & Co., New York, USA, 1880-1900. Engraved on front of cross with two hearts radiating electric bolts, and on reverse side with 'PAT & RD US, GB, FRANCE, ITALY ETC.' Note gap in outer ring around disc. Similar to A602762.

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A602763/1
Materials:
brass, copper, iron, nickel, string and zinc
type:
therapeutic amulets
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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