Magneto-Electric Machine

Circa 1880-1910
The Magneto-Electric Machine consists of a wooden box with brass and painted metal components with rollers and fan-belt, external wood and brass winding handle, two metal knobs for inserting pins with attached wires, and brass cylinders for conducting electricity. The machine was used for treating rheumatism and nervous complaints.

Object detail

brass and other metal, wood, fabric, paper, ink
10.8 x 21.9 x 12.2 cm (case)
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
name/inscriptions ▫ printed: 'Magneto-Electric Machine/For Nervous & Other Diseases./This Machine has been designed expressly for Invalids who are unable to take exercise, suffering from Rheumatism/and various nervous complaints.' ▫ box
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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