Mystery Gadget 28


Man in an electrified cage. Why?

Find out here.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 27, 2015
     Category: Technology | 1900s

I could not even come up with a guess on this one. Read about it, that sure didn't work.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/27/15 at 07:51 AM
My first thought was that this was one of Tesla's constructions, but even he didn't go in for quackery or electrical cures. If you go through the article just a bit you get the feel for the age when electricity was still a new phenomenon.
Posted by KDP on 05/27/15 at 09:43 AM
I'm thinking that it's got something to do with mental health but, like Patty, I couldn't find the article either.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/27/15 at 09:53 AM
I was guessing medical of some sort.

A lot of the stuff on this site relates to overblown claims about new (or newly discovered) technology. We've had:
Chiropractic (if I remember right)

Interesting to see where some of the claims of probiotics end up.
Posted by crc on 05/27/15 at 10:08 AM
Expat--that link should bring you to the Google Books page of a technical journal. I suspect there's some hangup due to your "furriner" ISP.
Posted by Paul on 05/27/15 at 10:48 AM
@Paul: It looks like Google wants to sell me the book. They must have me confused with some Greek Shipping Magnut.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/27/15 at 11:01 AM
He didn't clean his plate at supper. :lol:
Posted by Di on 05/27/15 at 06:04 PM
Perhaps a machine to build up a mans sexual energy?
Posted by Gator Guy on 05/27/15 at 06:07 PM
@Gator Guy, Do you think it would work?? 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/27/15 at 06:43 PM
Demonstrating a Faraday cage...
Posted by Max on 05/28/15 at 12:52 AM
Patty I'm not one to try out such ancient and imposing technology. But if one is desperate they might try it.
Posted by Gator Guy on 05/28/15 at 08:58 PM
Max, that was my guess too. Failing that, a method of regrowing hair, increasing the libido and curing arthritis, all at once.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 05/29/15 at 08:28 AM
@CannyScot, I'm OK in the hair and arthritis departments, but "increasing the libido"... if that works, I'll have one. 😊
Posted by Max on 05/29/15 at 07:33 PM

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