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This is the second in a new series of posts on interesting, early applications of electricity, most of which are taken from the archives of the U.S. Patent Office.
Electrical Anti-Masturbation Devices for Horses, 1894
Be it known that I, Geoger. King, residing at Dallas, in the county of Dallas and State of Texas, have invented a new and Im5 proved Electrical Appliance, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an electric appliance, adapted for use on stallions, to stop and cure the habit of masturbation, and such invention consists; in the peculiar and novel combination of parts, hereinafter fully described in the specification, and particularly pointed out in the claims, reference being had to accompanying drawings in which—
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the appliance. Fig. 2 is a similar view thereof with the upper plate detached, to illustrate the electric generating devices, and Fig. 3 is a view illustrating the appliance as applied to the animal. Referring to the accompanying drawings, A indicates a suitably constructed box or receptacle, preferably of the shape shown, the side and end walls a a' of which are formed of hard rubber or some other non-conducting material. B indicates the bottom plate of brass or other metal, which projects beyond the end walls a', as at ~b b, and provided with slots VV as shown. C indicates the electric generating devices which are held in the box A, and which may be of any well known construction:, one terminal of which contacts with the lower plate...