An extremely rare c1890 cloth broadside for Dr. Scott’s electric belts and corsets. Length: 13″ or 32.5 cm. approx. Condition: overall quite good noting the staining evident in image. Dr. Scott, an Englishman, achieved some success in the USA during the 1880s as the inventor and purveyor of a line of quack electrical devices based on a theory of “”magneto therapeutics”, e.g, belts, brushes, corsets, etc. For a discussion of the man and his wares see link that follows. I have never seen another piece of advertising for Scott’s products apart from those he placed in magazines and newspapers.
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