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Publication numberUS410652 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1889
Filing dateMay 15, 1889
Publication numberUS 410652 A, US 410652A, US-A-410652, US410652 A, US410652A
InventorsGeorge Augustus Scott
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
George augustus scott
US 410652 A
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G. A. SCOTT. MAGNETIC BODY WEAR. No. 410,652. Patented Sept. 10, 1889.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 410,652, dated September 10, 1889.

Application filed May 15, 1889- Serial No. 310,796. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE AUGUSTUS SCOTT, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, county of New York, State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Magnetic Body-Wear, which is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front view of a portion of a corset, showing the exposed metal ribs as applied by me; Fig. 2, an inside View of the same; Fig. 3, a back view of such corset in use. Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of a piece of the corset, showing an open band-socket with a metal band in view.

The purpose of this invention, the result of long continued experiments and physiological study, is to conveniently apply to the human form magnetic and electric curative appliances, the efficacy of which is now conceded in chest, cardiac, and cerebral aifections, especially manifest in persons of nervous-bilious temperment and sedentary habits.

The invention lies in such mechanical adaptations of well-known remedial agents to an ordinary vestment that the degree of potency may be readily regulated and concentrated on that part of the body which the difficulty to be alleviated indicates, or to the whole thereof, or in varied and relative efficiency at different parts, and more positively, by reason of closer contact, than has heretofore been attempted, and that, too, without losing sight of the beneficial qualities claimed from ventilation and support to relaxed muscles specified by earlier specialists in health-sustainin g contrivances.

For convenience, the drawings indicate my construction as applied to the figure of a Woman by means of a corset, to be worn over what is known to the trade as a knit Jersey; but my system is equally applicable to such garment itself, or, for that matter, to any article of underwear, the nearer the skin the better.

I employ metallic bands A B O, of copper, zinc, and highly-magnetized steel, separately or conjointly, incased in correspondingly-pro portioned sockets open on one or both sides but, as will be presently explained, the main object is to get as much metal as possible into close proximity to the body, that its natural action may more positively influence the currents.

The bands of different metals (see Fig. 3) are brought into contact to secure voltaic action by spurs D D, hidden within the inclosing-sockets, extending across the intervening lines of stitches, which separate each band from its neighbor.

To illustrate the range of this novel construction, in a case ofvisceral torpidity or stomachic irritation magnetized steels may be placed above or, below the medial line, or they may extend the entire length of the vesture, as shown in Fig. 1; or three bands, of copper, zinc and copper, may be placed in juxtaposition, as shown in Fig. 3, when by reason of the open spaces exhibiting the metal sheets natural perspiration, eliminating the salts of the body, will produce a mild and efiicacious galvanic current by the decomposition of the metals.

For cerebral weakness, the highly-magnetized steels O O insure a constant magnetic current, and it is obvious that the bands may be located at will, as the end sought suggests, so as to get a compound eifect and a flow of electricity from organ to organ, as they are sympathetically afiected by disease from their dependency on each other in the fulfillment of separate or joint fuctions in the animal economy.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. The combination of a chest-vesture adapted to human environment, provided with open when applied to a human body, substantially band-sockets, andaseries of magnetized metal as and for the purposes explained. bands inserted therein, substantially as and for the purpose explained. GEORGE AUGUSTUS SCOTT. 5 2. The combination of a chest-vesture provided with open band-sockets and a series of Witnesses: different metal bands inserted therein, so S. J. GORDON, placed relatively as to induce galvanic action JOHN W. RIPLEY.

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Cooperative ClassificationA61N2/06