Lot 361    

2005, Furniture & Decorative Arts / May 27-28
FOR NERVOUS DISEASES. A great piece of 19th-century medical quackery consisting of a brass mechanism that is cranked so that a static charge is built up and delivered through the 2 handles that the afflicted person is suppose to hold or apply to themselves. Retains its original printed label and instructions on the interior of the lid of its mahogany case. Manufactured by W.H. Burnap of New York and ENDORSED AND USED BY THE Leading Physicians throughout the UNITED STATES AND EUROPE. This thing still works and will please, delight, and shock your family and friends. Late 19th century; 4.5" high x 10" wide x 4.5" deep (case).

Refinished case, toning and water damage to label, machine has expected wear; VG.
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