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H. H. KANE.
ELBGTRO THERAPEUTIC APPLIANCE.
No. 415,274. Patented Nov. 19. 1889.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HARRY II. KANE, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 415,274, dated November 19, 1889.
Application filed July 27, 1889. Serial No. 318,836. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, HARRY II. KANE, of Boston, county of Suit'olk, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Electro-Therapentic Appliances, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.
This invention has :for its object to construct a device by which galvanic electricity may be generated and used for therapeutic purposes.
The device is arranged to be used in direct contact with parts of the body and be readily applied.
The device consists of a flat strip of hard rubber or equivalent coiled spirally and having alternately arranged on it positive and negative plates or equivalents connected by a line conductor.
The device is preferably contained in a pocket of textile material by which moisture may be continuously provided to excite the plates and set up galvanic action.
Figure 1 shows in perspective an electrical. device embodying this invention; Fig. 2, a similar view, the pocket or covering being removed.
A fiat strip of hard rubber a is wound into a spiral coil as large and long as desired. Positive and negative plates 0, as copper and zinc, are arranged alternately on the strip a, being secured thereto by eyelets or other suitable fastenings. The plates 0 are connected by a fine copper conductor 6. The end plates 0 on the rubber strip are placed on the interior of the coil to come in direct contact With the parts, and the under side of the eyelets will be covered with a thin coating of rubber or other insulating material.
The device is turned or coiled into a narrow pocket or cover d, of textile material, which is used to retain moisture to excite galvanic action.
The device, arranged as shown, may be sprung onto various parts of the body and retained by its own spring-like action in direct contact with it.
It is obvious that the cover may be omitted,
in which instance the natural perspiration 0t the body Will sery e to set up galvanic action.
1. The coiled strip of hard rubber having arranged on it positive and negative plates connected by a suitable conductor, substantially as described.
2. The coiled strip of hard rubber having arranged on it positive and negative plates connected by a suitable conductor and a covering, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
HARRY H. KANE.
BERNICE J. NoYEs, FREDERICK L. EMERY.