The beautifully crafted device above is a replica of a 19th century quack-medical/arcade mechanism, housed in the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham, WA. It is an interactive device known as “Electricity is Life” that has a brass ball on either side of the diamond-shaped frame. After inserting a coin, when the user pushes one of the brass balls down, they receive a small electric shock, and the more they push the ball down, the higher the shock! They were sold from 1899 to 1909, and were advertised as both a strength tester and electrical therapy device. It stands about 20″ tall.
We want to thank John Jenkins, a major contributor for the Spark Museum, for sending us this photo that features Osborne Wood Products Beaded Moulding, part 891357, around the edge of the frame. John built the device from 4/4 red oak, and said our pearl beading was just perfect to finish off the diamond frame.
Osborne Wood Products offers a vast assortment of wood moulding and trim designs to help transform your home in innovative ways. Whether you are looking for finishing touches to your design or trying to add meaningful accents to solidify your theme, moulding can be an incredibly helpful tool when creating a custom look. Half Round Pearl Beading is one of the most popular mouldings at Osborne Wood Products. This gorgeous hand crafted moulding comes in several sizes, and is perfect for someone trying to add a classy, subtle touch to their project. Because this molding is so small you can put it almost anywhere! Add another sweet layer to your baseboards or dress up a furniture project.
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