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Item #

A3172

1878 Boyd’s Battery Pendant, Book and Card

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Price $

650

This is the seldom found Boyd’s Battery Testimonial Book 1st edition with a Boyd’s Battery Pendent and Advertisement Trade Card from 1878.  Book shows some top wear, but over all in good condition.  Battery and card are in excellent condition.  Boyd’s Battery was a series of discs made of copper, brass, nickel & other metals that claimed with the electrical positive & negative charges would cure many diseases.  It was to be worn around the neck to cure diseases, especially various rheumatic conditions (It was a Quack Device of the Period).  This is the 245 page Testimonial Book, battery pendant with advertisement trade card are included.  Dr. Boyd’s 1878 advertised claim was “The Blood is the Life.   An astounding discovery”,  “Accomplished at Last, The efficiency of electricity”,  “For all diseases wear the Battery around the neck”.  The rare testimonial book size is 6.5” x 4” x .50” with 245 pages in good condition.  Battery pendant is 1.25” diameter and Trade Card is 3” x 4.5” inch.   It will highlight any collection of old quack medical equipment of 125+ years ago.

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