Wappler Electro Medical Apparatus

IHPST

Accession Number: 2015.ihpst.29

Instrument Name: Wappler Electro Medical Apparatus

Description:

The front cover is missing but one clasp remains, although it is detached. The wooden frame has a leather handle on top, and a bakelite (?) front. Attached to the front are one dial, one switch, three terminals, one knob with an arrow, and one meter. The dial goes from 0-100, the meter goes from 0-1500 [units?]. On the left above two terminals there is plaque inscribed with “D’ARSONVAL”. On the right at above the lone terminal there is a plaque inscribed with “OUDIN”. The back is covered with wood and a grate. The grate can be removed by unscrewing the top two screws which allows a partial view inside the instrument. On the right side there is a terminal with three paired input/output connections. The top two are labeled “110V”, the middle two are labeled “F.S.”, and the bottom two are labeled “75 V”. In all three cases, the label is above the contact.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Wood, Metal, Bakelite (?), Wire

Markings:

At the top of the instrument, there is a plaque which reads “WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO.INC ELECTRO MEDICAL APPARATUS, NEW YORK, U.S.A. Volts 25-110, Current: 60CV, AM: 1.5, No: [no number given]“. Above the grate on the back is the serial number, “16529″. A test tag, dated 12/18/24 was found inside of the machine. “A.C. current” is written on the back of the tag. The test tag also contains the device’s serial number, voltage, and name of the instrument (faded).

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 31 cm, Length = 18.5 cm, Width = 29 cm

Function:

Used for delivering high-frequency electrical currents for medical purposes.

Condition:

Front cover is missing but one clasp remains, although it is detached. Dial and knob are stuck.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Wappler Electric Co. Inc., New York USA

Date of Manufacture: c. 1920

Provenance:

Donated to UTSIC: Yes

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