Cables are cloth covered wire brass cylinders were stuffed with natural sponge water soaked to enhance the power of the charge generated the belief was following galvanis use of electric piles with voltaire and using them to exite the nerves of dead animals making them jump that electricity had the power as Dr Abernethy who invented it said to pervade unlike any other medicine to the centre of the body thereby been more efficacious as a treatment. Electric shock treatment for nervous diseases realignment of neuronic charge the same methods exist today and did at most spa towns in the 19th with electric baths amperage adjusted at end by a rheostat method using contact with magnet list in French on box lid readable and translates easily for use.... Should you wish to electrocute yourself for medicinal purposes at any given time. Mahogany and brass fitted box original labels and owner.There is more of this sort of stuff to come. The item "Victorian Patent Electric magneto Machine C 1860 French mint, complete, & works" is in sale since Saturday, April 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Medical Instruments". The seller is "arthur1969*" and is located in Matlock. This item can be shipped worldwide.