The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum

Museum Collection:  1890s - 1930s

X-Ray Coils (1890s-1900s)

Kinraide Coil Reproduction, with Water-Cooled Copper Plate Spark Gap
Kinraide Coil Reproduction, Varnished, with movie.
Edwards High Frequency Coils
Featured Collector Peter Barvoets
Edwards High Frequency Coil
Restored Campbell Model D Portable  High Frequency X-Ray Coil
Campbell D Spark Photos
Victor High Frequency X-Ray Coil (AC or DC Version)
Wm. Meyers "XXX" High Frequency X-Ray Coil
Marty's Betz-Morgan High Frequency & X-Ray Coil
James Seeley - Vulcan Coil variation
Featured Collector Ray Decker
 LE Knott Apparatus Laboratory
 Tesla Coil
 Campbell High Frequency, Before
 Campbell High Frequency Discharges
 Campbell Electric Gallery
 Frank S Betz X-Ray Machine
 Seeley Electric Vulcan Coil Gallery
 Seeley Electric Gallery
 Seeley Electric Vulcan Coil Experiments
 Vulcan Discharges Gallery
 Fischer X-Ray Coil, Before Restoration
 Fischer X-Ray Coil Details
 Fischer X-Ray Coil Discharges
 Feature Exhibition: Fischer Cenco Unit
 Feature Exhibition: Fischer Dental Unit
 Feature Exhibition: Wappler X-Ray Machine
 Feature Exhibition:
 Wappler High Frequency Apparatus
X-Ray Tubes (1900s)
A Selection Of Geissler And Crookes Tubes
Tesla Clover Tube (Tesla Crookes Tube)
Crookes Paddlewheel Tube
Butterfly Crookes Tube, Catherine's Wheel, Fantasy Violet Ray Electrodes
Striations from Crookes Tube
Hardening a vacuum with a Tesla Coil
A coffee table of gadgets to demonstrate for some Ukraine visitors
 Feature Exhibition: X-Ray Tube Mania!
 Feature Exhibition: Edison X-Ray Tube
 Feature Exhibition: Tesla Style X-Ray Tube
 Crookes Tube Gallery
 NTM Vacuum Discharge Tube Gallery
 Tesla's 1897 Unipolar X-Ray Tube Experiment
 Victor High Frequency X-Ray Tube
High Frequency / Diathermy (1900-1940)
H. G. Fischer Model 6 Ultrasonic Generator
GE / Victor Diathermy Machine
Thompson Plaster Model E Floor Model High Frequency Physician's Cabinet
H. G. Fischer SWDI-12 Internal Components
Fischer Model 200 Short Wave Diathermy Machine - Internal Components
Physician's Equipment Co Short Wave Diathermy Machine - Internal Components
Short Wave Diathermy Machine
 Early Black & White Plates Gallery
 A. S. Aloe Company Gallery
 Aloe Lightning Photos
 A.S. Aloe Single Pole Electrotherapeutic Cabinet
 Betzco Quadramode Violet Ray
 Frank S Betz Pancake Coil
 Campbell Baby X-Ray / Diathermy Machine
 LE Knott Apparatus Company Coil
 Peerless Violet Ray Restoration
 H. G. Fischer Company Gallery
 Frank S. Betz Gallery
 McIntosh Gallery
 Portatherm Gallery
 Thompson Plaster Gallery
 Thompson Plaster Coil Restoration
 Fischer / Thompson Plaster Spark Gap
 Amos Cato Gallery
 Wappler Violet Ray Gallery
 Advertisements Gallery
 Feature Exhibition: Bovie Surgical Unit
 Feature Exhibition: Fischer Model D
 Feature Exhibition: Fischer Type G
 Feature Exhibition: Hogan Oudin Resonator
 Feature Exhibition: High Frequency Devices
 Feature Exhibition: Dynelectron Apparatus
 Eberhart Photo Gallery
 Plates From Strong's High Frequency Currents
 Feature Exhibition: Fischer Violet Rays

Wireless Telegraphy (1900-1920)

Radicon Bus - Powered by Tesla / Marconi wireless concepts.  Similar control as Tesla's remote control boat!  Endless thanks to Frank for this!
Chas A. Branston Radio Inductance Coils
 NTM Telegraphs
 Feature Exhibition: Quenched Spark Gaps
 Marconi Wireless Telegraph Gallery
 High Frequency Alternators Gallery
 Quenched Gap Apparatus Gallery
 Poulsen Arc Gallery

Further Reading:

H. G. Fischer Archive
Campbell Electric Archive

Thomas Burton Kinraide:
Pioneer of X-Ray and High Frequency Apparatus /
Electric Discharge Photos

X-Ray Pioneer Edwin Lee Edwards - Edwards Instrument / X-Ray Corp
Edwards Ads from the Edwards Family
Campbell Brothers X-Ray Pioneers, Lynn MA
Charles Edward Campbell and Fred Rupert Campbell
A Selection Of Patents from James E. Seeley, Inventor Of The Vulcan Coil
and a novel system of High Frequency Ignition  Coil
The Improved Davis & Kidder Magneto Electric Machine
(English, Spanish, German Version)
A. S. Aloe Catalog 
A. S. Aloe Lightning Cabinet Instructions 
Curtis High Frequency Apparatus  
Diathermy Simplified by H. G. Fischer  
Diathermy Therapy by H. G. Fischer  
A Working Manual Of High Frequency Currents
by Noble M. Eberhart  
H. G. Fischer Color Scale  
H. G. Fischer G2 Diathermy Instructions  
 H. G. Fischer Magazine Feb 1926
H. G. Fischer Magazine Sept 1924
H. G. Fischer Physiotherapy Conference
Drake Hotel, Chicago, Oct. 12 - 16
Betzco (Frank S. Betz) Catalog
McIntosh Hogan Cabinet  
McIntosh Hogan Booklet
The Jackson Coil Catalog  
The Kinraide Coil  
L. E. Knott High Frequency Apparatus  
L. E. Knott Influence Machine  
Montgomery Wards Violet Ray  
Wm. James Morton - Cancer Treatments
Multilayer Disruptive Discharge Tesla Coils  
Roche Electric Catalog  
Scheidel Western Catalog Of X-Ray Apparatus  
William Benham Snow
Currents Of High Potential Of High And Other Frequencies
Frederick Finch Strong - High Frequency Currents
Swett And Lewis X-Ray Coils And Tubes  
Thompson Plaster Manual  
Thompson Plaster Instructions  
Wagner Catalog  
Wappler Wiring Diagrams  
Wappler Ads
Sinclair Tousey
Medical Electricity, Röntgen Rays And Radium, Revised Second Edition
(Individual Chapters Below)
 General Considerations
 Static Electricity
 Dynamic Electricity
 Electricity Occurring In Plants And Animals
 Physiologic Effects Of Electricity
 Ionic Medication By Electrolysis
 Examples Of Galvanic, Faradic,
 And Sinusoidal Electrotherapy
 Physiologic And Therapeutic Effects
 of Electromagnets
 Electricity In Diseases Of The Nervous System
 High-Frequency Currents
 Phenomenon Accompanying The
 Transmission Of Electricity Through Gases
 The X-Ray
 Colour Plates
Keystone Electric Company Electro-therapeutic
Appliance Catalogue
Excerpts from Granger - Physical Therapeutic Technique
Cox Cavendish Catalogue of X-Ray Apparatus and Electro-
Medical Apparatus and Allied Apparatus of every description.
McIntosh Portable Diathermy Cabinet #8455
HG Fischer Accessories (Diathermy, Physiotherapy)
The Large Glass Shelf
with some X-Ray Tubes, Crookes Tubes, Violet Ray
Electrodes, and various manuals...
Frank S. Betz "Betzco" Twin Pole Cabinet
Frank S. Betz became Betzco; Betzco was absorbed by A. S. Aloe; H. G. Fischer made all of their machines...?!
Norman Rockwell Visits A Family Doctor...
...with a Thompson Plaster, Fischer X-Ray
Stand, UV Lamp, and several friends doing
reproduction scenarios...
Victor Electric Archive
An original 1920s Repairman's manual!
A. S. Aloe Company Archive - Employee Photos
I wonder which of them were afraid of the "Lightning"?
H. G. Fischer Original Blueprint Drawings
Hand-drawn in pencil, here are some wonderful rare originals.  The first page is of the familiar output connection on all Fischer Diathermy Machines for the Indifferent, Low, Medium, and
High Voltages!
H. G. Fischer Magazines
Here are records of many authentic uses of
Tesla Coils in electrotherapeutics and surgery. 

31 Original Issues from the H. G. Fischer archives!
H. G. Fischer Catalogues
A collection of rare booklets and catalogues from the archives
of H. G. Fischer.
H. G. Fischer Physiotherapeutic And X-Ray Supplies And Accessories
1926 Catalogue
H. G. Fischer & Co. Chicago, Ill.
Catalog Of Electro - Surgical - Medical - Equipment
Accessories And Supplies - Number 36 - 1939-40
H. G. Fischer - Shockproof X-Ray Catalogue
Fischer's Magazine - 1923
Fischer's Magazine - 1924
H. G. Fischer Original Blueprint Drawings
Hand-drawn in pencil,
here are some wonderful rare originals.
The first page is of the familiar output connection on all Fischer
Diathermy Machines for the Indifferent, Low, Medium, and
High Voltages!
H. G. Fischer - Adapters for Campbell, Waite & Bartlett,
Kelly Koett, Westinghouse, Acme, Engeln, Victor, Aloe,
Liebel Flarsheim, Bovie, etc.
H. G. Fischer Surgical Diathermy &
Custom Electrodes Blueprints

Part I, 125 pages
H. G. Fischer Blueprints:
11" x 17" Hand Drawn Originals:
A brief selection of Diathermy Machines
H. G. Fischer G2 Diathermy Machine
Tesla Coil Plans:
Several of the 42 original blueprints outlining components of the G2 Diathermy Machine.
Fischer Senior FO / LO Operating Instructions

Fischer FO / LO Instructions for Motor / Pump
Brief Resume Of Diathermy And Light Therapy
Fischer Cherry Cervical Electrode Instructions
H. G. Fischer - Type "FO" Therapeutic Cabinet
H. G. Fischer - Type FO & LO Electrotherapeutic Treatment Outfits
Installing And Operating Instructions for the Fischer
Portable Diathermy Apparatus Types "G" and "GP"
Installing And Operating Instructions for the Fischer
Portable Diathermy Apparatus Types "G2" and "GP2"
Installing And Operating Instructions for the Fischer
Portable Diathermy Apparatus Type "G3"
Fischer SW-12 Instructions

H. G. Fischer Postcards
Frederick Finch Strong:
Electricity In Life
How To Use High Frequency Currents
In The Treatment Of Disease
Excerpts from W. H. Guilleminot "Electricity
In Medicine - Translated into English by
Deane Butcher

Modern Medical Diathermy Technics
Liebel-Flarsheim Company ("Bovie")
Electro-Therapy in the Abstract:
Thompson Plaster Editions
Frank struck gold with these two books.  These machines were all manufactured by H. G. Fischer.
Electro-Radiation Company
Frederick Finch Strong
Birtcher Vaginal and Rectal/Prostate Electrodes for Short Wave Diathermy
The Burdick Syllabus
Monthly Electrotherapeutic Physical Therapy Magazine
General Electric / GE Spark Gap Shockproof Diathermy Machine
Liebel Flarsheim Short Wave Diathermy Machine and FFC Paperwork
H. G. Fischer Research Dept.
Ogden - Treatment Of Hemorrhoids  By Galvanism
GE / Victor - Diathermy In Genito-Urinary Diseases
GE / Victor - Electro-Surgery and Electrosurgery, 2 articles.
GE/ Victor - Treatment of Tumors of the Bladder with Diathermy
H. G. Fischer Type F Violet Ray
Type K Electro-Therapeutic Cabinet

Many thanks to the Kincaids for this booklet!
A. S. Aloe SuperDiatherm Floor Model Diathermy Machine Manual
Schall & Son:  Electro-Medical Instruments And Their Management
H. G. Fischer - Fischer Accessories
Scheidel-Western X-Ray Coil Company Catalogue
Swett & Lewis:  The Cyclone Coil (TB Kinraide)
Burdick Short Wave Diathermy Manual
The Electron:  McIntosh Electric Monthly Bulletin
Dinner with William Benham Snow
Drault X-Ray Coil Booklet and Translation!
Campbell Model I High Frequency Coil
and X-Ray and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus
H. G. Fischer - Ultrasonics / Ultrasonic Generator
Mihran Krikor Kassabian:  Röntgen Rays and
Electrotherapeutics - Many thanks Frank!
A Brief Outline:  The History Of  H. G. Fischer Corp.
H. G. Fischer - Motor And Pump Instructions
H. G. Fischer / Thompson Plaster Eurisco Instructions
H. G. Fischer - Actual Facts & Methods That Have Produced Sales
From the family of H. G. Fischer
Dr. Howard Plank Actinctotherapy And Allied Physical Therapy /
Diathermy Hyperpyrexia Electrodes
H. G. Fischer Type Y / Combination Y / A. S. Aloe "New Lightning" Blueprints
H. G. Fischer Portable High Frequency Apparatus - Type K, D, F, J, O
High Frequency Currents - Dr. E. T. Nealey
Dr. Thos Blair - The X-Ray In Country Practice
The Ultra Violet Rays - Swett & Lewis / Kinraide UV Lamp
Eleventh Annual Meeting Of American Electro-Therapeutic Association
Held in Buffalo, NY Sept 24, 25, 26 1901:  Thomas Burton Kinraide
H. G. Fischer - Blueprint Samples - Fischer Model "V" Senior; Misc. Fischer Logos over the years...
A. S. Aloe "New Lightning" Manual
H. G. Fischer FO LO Cabinets
Dyne-Electron - Spark Gap Adjustments

Aparato Generador de Rayos X Sanchez y Corrientes de Alta Frecuencia


Apparato Portatil De Rayos X Sanchez y Alta Frecuencia

Dynelectron Model P Instructions
Frederick Finch Strong:  The Home-Treatment Of Tuberculosis by
High Frequency Currents
High Frequency Horticulture / Electroculture:
Everyday Engineering - June 1917 - Thomas Stanley Curtis:
Cultivating Vegetables With Electricity
High Frequency Horticulture / Electroculture:
Everyday Mechanics - March 1916 - Thomas Stanley Curtis:
How Two Boys Cultivated Plants With Electricity
Shutts & Walters Co. - Distributors of Victor, Scheidel Western, Van Houten & Ten Broek; Finsen Lamp; W. B. Snow Electrodes
Electrotherapy With Wm Meyers XXX Wall Plate / Galvanic Faradic Battery
H. G. Fischer Salesman Notecards
Massachusetts Department Of Mental Diseases
Burdick Cabinet Company Blueprints And Instructions For Quartz Lights
H. G. Fischer - Diathermy Theory And Practice
H. G. Fischer Reprints:  Industrial Physiotherapy / The Uses Of Physiotherapy (Renal Disease)
G-X Genito-Urinary Diathermy Electrode / General X-Ray Company Boston Mass.
National Therapeutic Arc Carbons
Instructions For Installing And Operating The New Lightning 4000mA Diathermy Cabinet - A. S. Aloe Co.
Victor:  A Little Journey Into The Realms Of The X-Ray
Alrededor Del Mundo:  Imagenes curiosas de la electricidad
Around The World:  Curious Images Of The Electricity
Thomas Burton Kinraide, July 1902
American X-Ray Journal - December 1900 Röntgen Ray Society
Kinraide, Kassabian, Monell, Waite, etc. talking about X-Ray Burns
and X-Ray Tubes Exploding (Imploding)...
Electric Spark Photos for Salesmanship
Letter from Renulife!
Kinraide Patents Filed In Germany
Booklet for McIntosh Hogan - Super Rare!!
Photographs from Campbell Electric Company!
Shutts & Walters Co. - Distributors of Victor, Scheidel Western, Van Houten & Ten Broek; Finsen Lamp; W. B. Snow Electrodes
Electrotherapy With Wm Meyers XXX Wall Plate / Galvanic Faradic Battery
From Dr. Joel P. Giles, Early Chiropractor:
Engeln Diathermy Machine Instructions
Surgical Diathermy In The Treatment Of Cervicitis
Electrocoagulation In Cervicitis
Electrocoagulation Of Turbinates / Joseph Jaros
Frederick Finch Strong - A New System Of High Frequency Therapeutics
(Strong-Ovington Coil)
Some Peculiar Properties Of High Frequency Currents
Earle Ovington
Kinraide / Swett & Lewis "Boston" Ultraviolet Lamp
(Iron Arc Lamp)
Walter H. White:  New Set Of High Frequency Electrodes
for Jackson Coil (Swett & Lewis, Kinraide)