C1890 Lithographed Tin Sign for Electro-Galvanic Collar

C1890 Lithographed Tin Sign for Electro-Galvanic Collar


C1890 Lithographed Tin Sign for "COLLIER WIATKA",: a Pediatric, Electro-Galvanic Collar


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Categories: Medicine, Quack Medicine


A fine and rare  lithographed tin sign advertising  “COLLIER WIATKA”, a pediatric,  Electro-Galvanic collar ()  for treating various respiratory maladies (e.g., croup) and convulsions.  Googling  it reveals  discussion and advertisements in various journals from 1871 through the 1880s, but it was still being sold at the very beginning of the 20th century. M.R. Barlerin was a pharmacist who had a shop in Lyon from the late 1870s through the 1890s. Very good condition, with bright colors, noting some very light and easily removed corrosion on the border-see third image.  Dimensions: 9.75″ X  6.5″  or 25 x 17 cm approx. 

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974