Invention for Improvement in Artificial Legs

Description (Brief)
Parmelee’s “Artificial Leg” included an atmospheric pressure-conforming rubber bucket molded from the patient’s remaining limb. Parmelee held several patents using India-rubber.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial leg
leg, prosthetic, patent model
date made
1863
patent date
1863-02-10
maker
Parmelee, Dubois D.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 cm x 8 cm; 6 11/16 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
1978.0273.07
accession number
1978.0273
catalog number
1978.0273.07
patent number
37637
subject
Health & Medicine
Family & Social Life
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine, Prostheses
Patent Models
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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