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Publication numberUS932775 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 31, 1909
Filing dateJun 5, 1909
Priority dateJun 5, 1909
Publication numberUS 932775 A, US 932775A, US-A-932775, US932775 A, US932775A
InventorsCharles W Gaston
Original AssigneeCharles W Gaston
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric therapeutic instrument.
US 932775 A
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Patented Aug.31, 1909.

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Enno'riaro- 'rnnnArEU'rio INSTRUMENT.

Appiication inea June 5, 1909. `sei-iai No. 500,242.

To all whom tt may concern:

Be it known that l, CHARLES citizen of the United States, residing at Fresno, in the county of Fresno and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in ElectricvTherapeutic Instruments, of which the following is a speci fication.

My invention pertains to electric therapeutic instruments such as are designed more particularly for use as suppositories; andit has for its object to provide a simple and inexpensive instrument of the kind stated, and one constructed withga view of contributing to the comfort and health of a patient, and adapted to be expeditiously and easily recharged with excitant whennecessity demands.

The invention will be fully understood. from the following description l and claims when the same are read in connection with the drawings, accompanying and forming part of this specification, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of my novel instrument as'the sameg'appears when ready for use. Fig. 2 is a view showing the tubular body of the instrument in section, and'also showing the closure plug in elevation and as separated from the said tubular body. Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken through the tubular body of the instrument in the plane indicated by the line 3--3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a modification. Figs. 5 and G are enlarged modified construction, hereinafter specifically referred to.

Referring by letters to and more particularly to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, thereof: A is the tubular body of my novel instrument, which is formed of glass or any other rigid non-conductor of electricity. The said tubular body A is open at its ends,

Fig. 2, and is provided in its outerside with a plurality of spaced, longitudinal grooves a, which extend throughout its length, as will be observed by comparison of Figs. 1 and 3. B is a plug, flanged las indicated by Z), and designed to be removably secured in one end of the body A by frictional contact or by a screw-thread (not shown) or other conventional means, and C is a plug 'de signed to be similarly secured in the opposite end of body A. The plugs B and C are preferably, though notnecessarily, of the same material as the body A, and the plug C is tapered, for obvious reasons,

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,body A are designed to receive and E, `which are preferably `through notches body A,

.sired any one of detail sections of the` the said drawings,

L` the wires D or E may be readily while the perimeter of the flange D on plug B is preferably milled, as illustrated. The longitudinal grooves a in the outer side of the the wires D of zinc and copper, respectively. At the ends of the said grooves a `the wires are carried inwardly c, formed in the ends of the and are then bent inwardly toward the transverse Vcenter of the body, and are pressed close against the inside thereof. It will thus be seen that with the plugs B and C positioned in the ends of the body the wires D` and E will be securely retained in proper position with respect to the body and against casual movement, .and yet when dey the wires may be expeditiously and easily removed and as readily replaced with a new wire. it will also be observed by reference to Fig. 2 that the arrangement of the terminals of the wires close against the inside of the body A leaves room in the said body to receive an adequate 'uantity of raw cotton or other absorbent material, (not shown) designed to be saturated with a little common vinegar or any other suitable excitant. When the instrument is put in use in the ordinary well known manner, the electrical circuits between the wires D and Fi will be completed, and a mild galvanic action will be created and maintained, with the result that the patient will be beneted in a manner common to electric therapeutic instruments of the kind set forth.

In the modied construction shown in Figs. t, 5 and G, the grooves a in the outer side of the'body A( are spiral, instead of straight, and the wires D and E are also spiral, and hence are adapted to present an increased length of surface to the body of the patient. With these exceptions, however,

the modified embodiment is similar to that shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, and is used in the same manner. It will also be understood that in the modified construction any one of removed when necessary and replaced with a new wire.

In addition to the practical advantages hereinbefore ascribed to my novel inst-ru ment, it will Vbe noticed that the same is compact and light,.as well as simple and inexpensive, and is adapted to be'easily maintained in proper working order.

In the embodiment'shown in Fig. t, the

head b Yis ofthe peculiar shape illustrated arranged in the ends of the body, substanand hence said embodiment is adapted for tiallyas and for the purpose set forth. use in the treatment of vvomb troubles. 2." An'V electric therapeutic instrument, 20 Having described my invention, what I comprising a tubular body open at its ends v 5 Vclaim and desire` to secure by Letters-Patent, and exteriorly grooved, wires of opposite is: Y 'Y metals arranged alternately in the grooves l. VAn electricV therapeutic instrument, of the body and having end portions extendcomprising a tubular body open at its ends ing Within the body, and end closure plugs y25 and adapted to receive and hold material removably arranged in the ends of the body l0 suitable to its purpose and having grooves and retaining the wires in position. in itsfouter sid'evand notches in its ends in In ltestimony whereof I have hereunto set communicatQIl `with saidY grooves, Wires of my hand in presence of two subscribing witopposite metals arranged in the said grooves nesses. of the body and Vextending through notches CHARLES lV. GASTON. l5 int-he ends of the body, and having end porlVitnesses:

' tions arranged in the body and'snug against U. G. HAYDEN,

l the inner side thereof, and plugs `removably J. E; MrrooN.

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Cooperative ClassificationA61B2018/00523, A61N1/0524