Circa 1893 Kennelly Therapeutic Alternator Manufactured By Edison Mfg. Co. Orange N.J.


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Kennelly Was Born December 17, 1861 In Colaba, In South Mumbai, India And Was Educated At University College School In London. Arthur E. Kennelly Joined Thomas Edison's West Orange Laboratory In December 1887 Staying Until March 1894. While There He Had A Role In The War Of Currents, Assisting Anti-Alternating Current Crusader Harold P. Brown In Developing A Demonstration To Show How Alternating Current Was More Dangerous Than Direct Current (via Electrocuting Dogs) As Well As A Further Test To Help Determine The Type Of Electricity That Should Be Used In The Electric Chair, Convincing The Officials Present That It Should Be Alternating Current.

This Little Inductor Alternator Is Intended For The Production Of Sinusoidal Alternating Currents In Electro-Therapeutic Treatment. It's Intended To Be Driven By A Small Edison Utility Motor. A Truly Magnificent Piece Of Electric/ Medical History. Google Books Contains An Interesting Read On This Device. It Is A Document From The United States Patent Office "Selective Distribution Of Electrical Energy" By Pupin. Search "Kennelly Alternator" For The Document Listed Above.

This Truly Historical Piece Is In Amazing Condition For Its Age. The Rotor Spins Freely With No Rubbing Or Roughness. We Tested This Piece For Continuity Using An Ohm Meter And Found Both Circuits To Be Complete.










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