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'VeeDee' Mechanical vibrator, London, England, 1900-1915
Mechanical ' VeeDee' vibrator, cased by J.E. Garratt, London, English, 1900-1915
Jugum penises, United Kingdom, 1880-1920
Jugum penis, an anti-masturbatory device also known as a spermatorrhoea ring, steel, nickel plated, 1880-1920
Copy of a blood-grouping tile
Copy of blood-grouping tile, porcelain, made by H. and R.Johnson Ltd., English, 1970-1981
Two Perkins 'tractors'
Set of two Perkins tractors, one grayish and one brownish, made of unknown metal alloys, in decorated red leather case, 1795-1805. These appear to be genuine, as each was stamped 'PERKINS | PATENT | TRACTORS' at the round end.
Mercury douche for urethral therapy, Paris, France, 1840-1895
Cased, mercury douche with fittings for urethral therapy, made by A. Aubry, 5 Boulevard St. Michel, Paris, France, 1840-1895.
Improved Patent Magneto Electric Machine for nervous diseases
Improved Patent Magneto Electric Machine for nervous diseases, dynamo with steel magnet and brass and ebony terminals to apply to patient, all in polished wood case dated, unsigned, Europe, 1862
Ivory dildo, possibly French, 1701-1800
Ivory dildo, in the form of an erect penis, complete with contrivance for simulating ejaculation, possibly French, 1701-1800
Hypodermic syringe with glass phials of drugs
Hypodermic syringe, glass and nickel plated brass, in aluminium case with velvet purse, containing 6 glass phials of hypodermic tablets. 84 mm x 43 mm x 20 mm, .08kg. Phials: 76 mm x 5 mm diameter each. Phials of strychnine nitrate, atropine sulphate, cocaine hydrochloride, apomorphine hydrochloride, morphine and atropine sulphate and morphine sulphate hypodermic tablets. Made by Parke, Davis and Co., USA, 1885-1910, once the property of F. Treves, FRCS.
Enema syringe, France, 1855-1900
Reservoir for an Eguisier's enema, French, 1855-1900
Jugum penises, United Kingdom, 1880-1920
Jugum penis, an anti-masturbatory device also known as a spermatorrhoea ring, steel, nickel-plated, probably British, 1880-1920
Maxim's 'Pipe of Peace', 1909-1910
One of two boxed sets of Maxim's inhaler, Sir Hiram Maxims "Pipe of Peace", with drug prepared by John Morgan Richards and Sons Ltd., London, 1909-1910
Drinker-type iron lung respirator, London, England, 1930-1939
Drinker iron lung respirator, by Siebe Gorman and Co. Ltd., London, 1930s
Claxton ear cap, England, 1925-1945
One of three corrective ear cap of pink ribbon, elastic and net in box, patented by Claxton, English, 1925-1945
Ivory enema syringe, France, 1701-1800
Large ivory enema syringe, piston action, French, 1701-1800
Massaging device, German,1921-1940
Roller with four independently moving rubber sections, in original carton, made by Doppel and Punkt ('Doppel-Punkt-Roller'), 1921-1940, German(?)
Richardson's galvanic amulet against diseases
Richardson's galvanic amulet against diseases, copper, brass, steel, zinc and nickel(?), possibly USA, 1881-1900. PAT in US Feb 3 1880. R.D in Canda Feb 3 1881
Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918
Saddle-bag first aid kit, pair of canvas panniers linked by rubber band, containing dressings, tablets and ointments, many prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English, 1900-1918
Red Cross fund-raising brooch made from Zeppelin wire, 1917.
Brooch made of wire from the first Zeppelin brought-down in England, mounted on card by the British Red Cross, presumably for fund-rising purposes, c.1917
Lenses from the Finsen lamp
4 lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900
D'Arsonval cage for electrotherapeutic auto-conduction
D'Arsonval cage for electrotherapeutic auto-conduction, octagonal wooden frame, by Richard Heller of Paris, 1890-1910, used by Dr J.-A. Riviere. Patient was insulated from all contact with current carrying wire, and since the wire was carrying high-frequency alternating current, the patient didn't feel a thing, except a slightly warm sensation.
Blundell's blood transfusion apparatus, London, England,1801-1900
Blundell (?) blood transfusion apparatus in mahogany case, by Savigny and Co., London 19th century.
'Electric tonic' amusement machine, Europe, 1915-1925
Electric tonic amusement machine c.1920
Cardiac pacemaker, London, England, 1961-1962
Cardiac pacemaker, first implantable model, made at St. George's Hospital, prior to commercial availability, 1961-1962
Engraved lancet case
Empty lancet case, silver, engraved "Strefford", 19th century
'One Touch Basic', blood glucose meter, United States, 1999
One Touch Basic (TM) Blood Glucose Meter, size J battery.
Record-type hypodermic syringe, London, England, 1930-1960
Hypodermic syringe, Record-type, glass and nickel-plated brass, cased, by A L Hawkins and Company Limited, London, 1930-1960. (Case not seen.)
Veedee vibratory massager
"Veedee" vibratory massager in original box, with two attachments, German, early 20th century
The 'Oxydonor', Canada, 1898-1930
Oxydonor No. 2 consisting of decorated nickel plated cylinder with two electrodes inscribed with Oxydonor No. 2 and manufacturers details, with red cloth covered wires in orange card boxed packaging, containing pamphlet and instructions, manufactured by Dr Hercules Sanche, Montreal, Canada.
Electrotherapeutic machine invented by Nairne, 1780-1809, early 19th century.
Circular unit of Finsen lamp
The main circular unit of the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900
Decorative mother-of-pearl case for lancets
Mother-of-pearl and silver case for lancets, decorated with carved figures and mother-of-pearl inlays.
Case to hold fleams, carved
Bone fleam case, intricately carved with representation of the crucifixion and the Garden of Eden with four ivory tablets, probably German, 1544
Defibrillator, London, England, 1970-1980
Defibrillator, battery operated type 180c with type 182 rechargeable power pack and paddles, by Cardiac Recorders Ltd., London, 1970-1980
Glucochek blood glucose meter
Glucochek blood glucose meter for use with Ames Dextrostix
Leather case to hold silver lancet case
Leather case for an ornate silver gilt lancet case, cylindrical, black, probably by Luer, Paris, France, 19th century
6 lancets, steel and tortoiseshell, marked with wine glass, in shagreen and metal case, possibly French, 18th century
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet 'Iron Lung'
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet respirator 'Iron Lung' designed by George Thomas Smith-Clarke and made by Cape Engineering Company Limited, Warwick, England, 1953
Blood transfusion bottle, capped, with associated parts, England, 1978
M.R.C. straight sided blood transfusion bottle, capped, with rubber tubing and drop indicator, from the National Blood Transfusion Service, 1978
High frequency (violet ray) apparatus, England, before 1966
High-frequency ('violet ray') apparatus, cased, by Uvral, England.
Pewter bleeding bowl, Europe, 1701-1900
Pewter bleeding bowl, graduated, 1701-1900
Two lancets in a patterned silver case
Two lancets, steel blade in tortoiseshell sheath, by Savigny and Co. of London, 1810-1850, in silver case, inscribed "R.G.," made in Birmingham in 1844
Electrogalvanic amulet, zinc, copper and white metal disc, made by Joseph Raspail, French, 1870-1930, with crescent moon at center and six maple(?) leaves around it, no chain. Inscribed around edge of face 'La mysterieuse pile electrique de sante de Joseph Raspail Brevete S.G.D.G.' and nearer centre 'Son fluide magnetique par excellence'. Also 'ATTRACTION' between horns of moon. On reverse around edge, 'Toujours en contact avec vous je vous preserverai et vous guerirai de toutes vos maladies'; around moon, 'Son fluide dynamique par influence'; and next to moon, 'No. 5'.
Milton Roy kidney machine used for home dialysis
Milton Roy kidney machine used for home dialysis, c.1966
Glass ampoules of penicillin
Five ampoules of early crystalline penicillin and one sample of undefined potency collected from Govt. agencies and industrial manufacturers in Britain and the USA by the Dept, of Biological Standards (DBS), National Institute for Medical Research Hampstead in 1944 in order to determine an International Standard.
Electrogalvanic amulet, disc with zinc cross surrounded by six-petaled flower of zinc and copper, suspended on chain made of alternating copper and iron(?) links, made by I. Morana, Geneva, Swiss, 1870-1935. Six holes around edge, two used to attach chain. 'I.MORANA. | GENEVE' engraved on face. Note gap in iron(?) band around edge of disc. Similar to Richardsons-type amulets (A602762, A602763).
Galvanic brooch, various metals, with head profile of a bald bearded man, by Z. Osselin, French, 1880-1920