Electrogalvanic amulets, 1870-1935.

Made:
1870-1910 in England and London

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, zinc
type:
galvanic belts
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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