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Electrotherapy Apparatus

Aluminum Battery Co
Online; Physical Object
Wood (Plant Material); Metal; Cloth; Sponge (Material)
Apparatus is contained within a wooden box with a metal handle and clasp. It contains a large cylindrical battery, 2 sponges on wooden handles, a metal plate, and papers related to the battery including an envelope printed with the National Commercial Co.'s (Medical Battery Makers) address in Cincinnati, Ohio. A paper on the inside of the lid gives directions for the use of the battery, and the lid-paper indicates that it is a Double Chamber High-Tension Battery made by the Aluminum Battery Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. The battery was sold to Dr. W. M. Herr of Lancaster, Pa. whose name is stamped on the lid-paper. The item belonged to Mary Gibson's father, Joseph L. Eckenrode.
Date Created
1893; circa 1893
22.3 x 19.8 x 21 cm
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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In Copyright - Education Use PermittedIn Copyright - Education Use Permitted
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