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"Hyfrecator" Electric Cautery (for electrodessication)

 Artifact — item: TC2001-006-002
Identifier: 2001-6-2

Content Description

This "Hyfrecator" Electric Cautery (for electrodessication) was used by Dr. Edward Paul Jones. Who used this electric cautery in his doctor's office, which was adjoining his home at 200 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23231. The cautery is actually rather simple to operate, with a large round dial on the top front side of the rectangular unit, which controls the amount electrical power sent to the cautery tips. The gauge reads in increments from 0 to 100 in steps of ten and 25 percent. The unit has three different sets of cautery prong ends, from an oval shaped disc to two needle pointed prongs, to a single needle pointed prong end. Each tip has its won set of connecting power wires. The wires are fed into four possible corresponding slot connections which provide power. The round slot/power jacks are identified by various colors around their rims, from white to red, and two green colored slots. The unit measures 9" x 5" x 3" overall, and the unit is housed in a red cardstock box. Instruction manual has been kept with the unit in its original box.

Acquisition Type


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  • Creation: Between 1950 and 1959



0 Cubic Feet (Dimensions: 32cm x 11.5cm x 5.75cm)