Light Therapy Cage

This amazing helmet is from the early part of the 20th century. It was manufactured to order by the Italian maker Balzarini. This company played an important part in the development of Electro-Medical devices. It was found as part of the disused equipment from a German clinic for mental illnesses. I would not classify the device as “Quack Medical”… Types of light therapy are still used in the treatment of depression today. The cage was designed to be chair mounted so it could be lowered over the head without touching. The condition of this instrument is excellent and still retains the original tipped light bulbs.

  This is one of the objects from the Radio Guy collection that inspired Dennis Manarchy's Award winning series and book "METAL"