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Antique Late Victorian Electric Shock Machine

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Superb Example of Victorian Experimental Insanity

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D-13.5 H-11.5 L-27.5 (cm)

Item Reference:

102819-1603-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 102819-1603-4
Item No. 102819 - Dealer No. 1603 - Building No. 4


A Fabulous Antique Late 19th Century Electric Shock Machine by S. Maw, Son & Thompon. This Piece of Medical Apparatus is Called The Improved Magneto Electric Machine and Was Used to Help Nervous Diseases. These Machines Were Enormously Popular in the Victorian Period, Coinciding with New Discoveries in Electricity, Science and Medecine. The Device is Housed in a Mahogany Box. The Inside Lid with an Original Label with Instructions for Use as Well as Original Winder and Locking Key.
In Today's Standards, a Rather Bizarre and Slightly Intimidating Machine, But a Great Conversation Piece.


Item Reference
Height: 11.5 cm
Depth: 13.5 cm
Length: 27.5 cm
1880 - 1901, C19th (Late Victorian)
Country of Origin
In Very Good Antique Condition


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
  • UK Van Delivery by Hand, this applies to furniture, large items or delicate items. This is undertaken by ourselves or by a fully insured van delivery company that is personally known to us. Prices dependant on your location and size/amount of items purchased.

We are able to deliver any item to anywhere in the World, and so for any item/location, we are able to obtain quotes for delivery/shipping.

To make an enquiry call us on 01427 668 389