Police by Electricity
Electricity, Electrochemistry, Invention, Technology, Crime
Describes a system of 'watching premises' by administering a 'galvanic shock' to a burglar 'through the medium of a shutter'. Adds that the electric current is used to stun the burglar and alarm the house owners. Wonders whether 'galvanic battery falls with the law relating to common assault'. Illustrations depict a stunned thief and a wooden figure of a policeman powered by electricity—another scheme for thwarting burglary.
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