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Catalog Number 2000.01.29
Object Name Machine, Arcade
Other Name Electricity The Silent Physician
Description Wood, metal, mirror, paper, glass; oak case with bow front, metal machinery and 4 metal feet, mirror background with papermache colored background poster, with 2 metal handles for electric charge. Written in a circle at the top it reads "ELECTRICITY / IS LIFE", around that are many different sayings about how it cures different things like "NERVOUS / SYSTEM / IN / DEPLORABLE / CONDITIONS / THIS TREAT- / MENT IS / ADVISABLE" and "THESE / POINTS SHOW / DEBILITY / AND / LOST / VITALITY". Behind the handles, it says "ELECTRICITY / THE SILENT PHYSICIAN / TREATS ALL FORMS OF MUSCULAR ILLS / GOOD FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM TOO".
Date 1890-1910
Dimensions H-78.5 W-24 L-27.5 inches
Collection Bovey Collections
Made Exhibit Supply Co.
Place of Origin Chicago, Illinois
Category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Classification Entertainment
Electricity
Sub-category Recreational Device
Subjects Entertainment
Electric shocks
Electricity
Muscles
Artist unknown