Estimated Date: 1865
Name: Electrostatic Machine, Halse
Manufacturer: Mr. W. H. Halse
Description: 5“x 2.5” electric coil mounted on a 7“x 4” base. Distinctive is the 4” circular face with a pointer which turns to indicate a changing charge as the coil is extended. 8 lacquered brass fittings. Associated electrodes missing. This is a rather elegant example of a typical nineteenth-twentieth century electric shock machine used to treat a vast variety of ills. The Science Museum has a an interesting example of a trade card advertising this device.