Electrodes/sponge Holders for Electro-Medical Apparatus

Electrodes/sponge Holders for Electro-Medical Apparatus





Mid-to- Late=19th Century

Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Quack Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


A group of electrodes and sponge holders, single and pairs, for use with medical galvanic and faradic batteries:all  American, second-half of the 19th century. The largest of the group is Jerome Kidder’s US patent “for improvement in [a]sponge holder for electro-medical apparatus”, that was granted on June 20, 1871. If you have a medical battery that lacks electrodes/sponge holders here’s your chance to complete it..


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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