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Publication numberUS267025 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 7, 1882
Filing dateMay 19, 1882
Publication numberUS 267025 A, US 267025A, US-A-267025, US267025 A, US267025A
InventorsJames W. See
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 267025 A
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Patented Nov. '7, 1882.

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Patented Nov. 7, 1882.


JAMES WfsnE, or HAMILTon, c1110.


-SPECIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 267,025, dated November 7, 1882.

Application filedMay 19, 1882. (No model.)

To all whomit may concern: I Be it known that I, JAMES W. SEE, of Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Electro- Therapeutic Apparatus, of which the follow.- ing is a specification.

- This invention pertains to a portable electro apparatus for physicians? use; and it relates to the construction of the battery itself, to the relative location of the battery, the inductorium and the electrodes, and to details of structure.

. as hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In'the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a section of the complete'apparatus'; Fig. 2, a

perspective view of the battery-holder; Fig.

' 3, an'elei'ation ot' abattery-cell; Fig. 4,an end view of the rheotoine, andfFig. 5 aperspective view'of the complete apparatus.

As shown in Fig. 5, the apparatus consists of two metallic handles, forming electrodes, which are provided with sponge-holders and united to each other by flexible conductors.

One of these handles contains a battery and the other contains an induction-coil and rheotome. The two metallic handles form the terminals of the secondary circuit.

In Fig. 1, F F are the battery-cells. They i consist of a zinc bottle, F, a soft-rubber cork,

, as shown.

H, astick of carbon, G, contained within the This cap is provided with binding-screws E and 1), the latter of which is insulated from the metal of the cap. The inner surface of the cap 0 presents concavities P,-corresponding with the binding-posts D and E. A metallic spring, I, is attached to the other end'of the block 0, and provided with slight concavities opposite those in the cap 0. The two batteries F, being A metallic cap, 0, is firmly fastened to the block by screw K.

placed in the grooves X, become connected up for intensity, as clearly shown, and the pro jecting rim of the corks H, in connection with the enlargements L oppositely disposed, prevents the batteries being wrongly inserted.' A is a metallic sleeve, iitting'over and i nclosing the block and battery and contacting with the cap 0. J is a sponge-holderin the end of this sleeve. v

, In the lower handle of Fig. 1 we have an induction-coil and rheotome, formed of wooden spool R,.primary coil V, secondary coil U, core Z, metallic regulating shield tube a,'.springarmature h W, and adjustable contact-maker m. The armature-sprin g is ot'jnoyel form, but is not of my invention.

T is a removable metallic sleeve, fittihgover and inclosing the coil and rheotome, and having the sponge-holder Y. This sleeve is con nected ate with the secondary coil, and forms one terminal of the secondary. circuit. The

binding-post i, throughthe wire 12, connects at c with the contact-makers. The binding-post S connectsat g with both the primary and secondary coil-s. The armature h W connects at d with the primary coil. The flexible conductor Q is formed of parts N andO. The conductor N connects the binding-post E. of the upper handle with the binding-post S-of .the

lower handle, and the-conductorp connects I the two remaining posts, l) and i.

It will be noticed that the conductor 0 has each terminal provided with female connectors to screw on a male post in the handle, while.

the conductor N has terminals of an opposite character. By thus makingthese binding-con: nections of a dissimilar characterthe danger of improper connection is avoided.

The circuits will now be traced. The primary circuit, starting at contact-maker. w, goes through wire 0 b f to binding-post i, 'thence through the flexible conductor 0 to bindingpost D, thence to carbon of upper cell, thence through the liquid of upper cell to zinc bottle of upper cell, theneethrough spring I' to carbon of lower cell, thence through battery-liquid of lower cell to zinc bottle of-lower cell, thence'to the cap 0 and binding-post E, thence through conductor N to binding-post S of lower handle,

thence through the primary coil V and connection (1 to armature h W, and'iinally connecting by contact with starting-point x. The secondary circuit starts at the lower-handle sleeve T, thence through connection 0, through secondary coil U to binding-post S, through conductor N to binding-post E, thence through the metal. of the cap (3 to metallic sleeve A of-the upper handle, and thence through the person of the user to the starting-point of the sleeve of the lower handle. That portion of the primary circuit formed. by the conductor N is thus also utilized as a part of the secondary eircuit a plan now commonly followed in connecting up induction-coils.

While l. show and describe an apparatus having" two cells of battery, a secondary circuit, and lllGOlOlIlP, i contemplate the occasional consti uclion oi the device with a single cell of battery, with secondary circuit omitted andeven with the direct currentuninterrupted.

in operatiomihe uppersleeve,A,and battery cells are remcvi-rd, the cells charged with exciting-fluid, and the cells and sleeve replaced. The patient is then treated to contacts with the ll.-l,lltll 3- 3lt(LY( S or with damp sponges held in them, the strength of the current being adjusted. llf, means of the regulator c.

Other fol-inset battery may be easily adapted to be contained in the upper handle, and the :l'crm t torth may be adhered to while the i'aaletial oi their electrodes may be altered,

1 claim as HY in entionfl. "Qlwo nice, handles, a be in one of the handles, and a flexible electrical conductor all combined substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

2. Two metallic handles,abatterycontainml in one of the handles, arheotomc contained in the other, and a flexible electrical conductor, all combined substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

3. Two metallichandles,a battery contained. in one of the handles, a rheotome and an induction coil containedin the other handle, and a flexible electrical conductor, all combined substantially as and for the purpose set forth. 1

el.Thecombinati0n,suhstantiallyassotforth, of an electro-therapeutic battery holder havin contact-surfaces, a metallic bottle adapted lo make electric contact with its bottom outside surface, a flexible cork in said bottle, and a 'cnr- 1o bon stick Withii'i said bottle protrudingthrongh said cork, to form a contactpoint.

5. The two metallic handles with their lnternal accessories, the two dissimilar binding posts on each handle, and the two i'lcxihlccll-ctrical conductors having;dissimilarcoonectm-s ada led to properly engage with the two binding-posts, all combined substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

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Cooperative ClassificationA61N1/32