Gaiffe a Paris  Apparelle Induction

Gaiffe a Paris Apparelle Induction


Pocket Quack electric shock device by A Gaiffe, Paris


9cm x 16.7cm x 3.7cm


Late 19th Century


A Gaiffe, Paris

Country of manufacture


Category: Quack Medicine


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.

Otherwise complete.


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GB Collector Tolemy

A Yorkshire based collector all things unusual for 40 years covering a diverse range of subject matter across the archaeology of science, with a common theme towards rare and one-of-a-kind, architectural, functional instruments and scientific objects for investment, display and interior design. A frequent business traveller across Europe the USA and Australasia in the quest for new objects. Collector Tolemy can be contacted at [email protected].

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