Electrotherapeutic Apparatus


The McIntosh Electrical Corporation of Chicago, successor to the McIntosh Battery & Optical Co., made apparatus for physiotherapy. An inscription on the face of this high voltage, low current machine reads “THE MCINTOSH NO. 5 / POLYSINE / TRADE MARK U.S. PAT. OFF. APP. FOR / SER. NO. . . / OPERATES ON DIRECT CURRENT / MFD. BY / MCINTOSH.”

Ref: J. M. Martin, Practical Electro-Therapeutics and X-Ray Therapy (St. Louis, 1912), pp. 173-177.

Date Made: ca 1920

Maker: McIntosh Electrical Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Zachary H. Wolff, Esq.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.318933.01Catalog Number: 318933.01Serial Number: 1033Accession Number: 318933

Object Name: table plate, FaradicOther Terms: table plate, Faradic; Diagnostic Medicine

Physical Description: wood (overall material)glass (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 1/2 in x 19 1/4 in x 20 in; 29.21 cm x 48.895 cm x 50.8 cmbag of attachments: 15 in x 10 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 38.1 cm x 27.305 cm x 5.715 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6060-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_733935

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