Small compact quack device by A Gaiffe, Paris in a “fold open” mahogany case
Surface polished but shows a burn mark.
Stamped inside – 15631 plus a Gaiffe Logo.
Retailed by Mackey & Co, London.
Incorporates a small induction coil with pull out core and rumbler to generate a charge.
Electrodes all present but the mercury coated zine and silver battery has long since corroded and been removed.
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