c1895 FRANK S BETZ & CO - Chicago X-RAY QUACK MEDICAL WALL PLATE on MARBLE BASE

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Seller: artsandsciences (3,008) 100%, Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Ships to: US, Item: 133236902065 CIRCA 1895 ANTIQUE FRANK S. BETZ & CO. - CHICAGO X-RAY / QUACK MEDICAL ELECTRICAL 'FRANKENSTEIN' ELECTRO-THERAPY CONTROL WALL PLATE ON THICK MARBLE BASE A wonderful circa 1895 FRANK S. BETZ & CO. Chicago, ILL. MEDICAL ELECTRO-THERAPY WALL PLATE control panel for either X-RAY EQUIPMENT - X-RAY TUBE OPERATION control or QUACK ELECTRO-MEDICAL / ELECTRO-THERAPY APPARATUS device control. This WALL PANEL would be connected to and would operate off of a large MEDICAL COIL ASSEMBLY to run the suitable devices. Such a panel would mount via the 4 screw holes shown on the marble base onto or set into a physician's office wall opening and wood moulding would be mounted around it to finish off the installation. Marble assembly base measures 24" TALL x 18" WIDE x 7/8" HIGH and over-all to the top of the FRANK S. BETZ & CO. electric meter - the highest point, the unit is 3" TALL over-all. The "MILLIAMPERES" read-out control meter casing measures 4 3/4" DIAMETER x 1 3/4" TALL on turned wood base 1/2" THICK. It appears to be made out of brass, nickel plated - but tarnished. One of the two lower knurled knobs on the two binding post terminals to the right of this meter is a replacement and does not match the one original one present. Other than this - the MEDICAL WALL PLATE CONTROL PANEL is complete - however, the small clock drive mechanism key is lacking. We do not know if the clock drive is working. There is tarnish built up on all metal parts, a lot of which are of nickel-plated brass. Scratches, wear and tarnish is consistent with age and use. Please see all photos, as they are part of the description No cracks or chipping to marble. A WONDERFUL and very uncommon piece "hi-tec" piece of electro-medical equipment from the "FRANKENSTEIN" era of medicine. SOLD AS SHOWN ABOVE - BEING ELECTRICAL SOLD "AS IS." NO RETURNS. ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BUYING. STANDARD SHIPPING, WOOD CRATING, EXPERT HANDLING & INSURANCE IS $250.00 WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND $160.00 EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI for U.S. Sales - whereby an appropriate refund on the later will be made after the item ships. Includes 15% EBAY/ PAYPAL SELLER'S SHIPPING SURCHARGE FEE. WE DO NOT SHIP BY UPS as they rip open boxes insured at $100 or more seeking to deny shipments containing antiques. ALL SHIPMENTS NORMALLY MADE THROUGH USPS - BUT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEND BY FEDERAL EXPRESS GROUND INSURED. NO OVERSEAS SALES ON THIS ITEM. GA STATE residents must pay 8% STATE SALES TAX.

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