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Item #

A3094

1878 Boyd’s Medical Battery on Gold FOB

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V040317

Price $

245

This is the infamous quack Boyd’s Battery Pendent, consisting of a series of discs made of copper, brass, nickel & that claimed with the electrical positive & negative charges would cure all diseases.  It is attached to a gold watch FOB (We are not certain if pure gold or plated).  When worn or placed on problem area, it would cure all medical diseases.  J.C. Boyd of New York patented his device in London on January 17, 1878.    Dr. Boyd’s 1878 advertised claim was “The Blood is the Life.  An astounding discovery”,  accomplished at Last, The efficiency of electricity”.  He once published an inch-thick book on his galvanic battery made up entirely of testimonials.  Condition is very good.  Size: 1.25” in diameter and watch FOB is 5” in length.

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