Prosthetic Peg Leg


Patent model for William Minton Hawkins, “Improvement in Artificial Legs,” U.S. Patent 129,340 (July 16, 1872). Hawkins lived in Elba, Alabama.

Date Made: ca 1872

Maker: W. M. Hawkins

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: DisabilitiesProsthesis


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0119.26Accession Number: 1997.0119Catalog Number: 1997.0119.26Patent Number: 129,340

Object Name: Peg Legleg, prostheticpeg leg, prostheticpeg leg, artificialprosthesis

Physical Description: leather (leg material)metal (leg tip material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 3.175 cmoverall: 2 1/2 in x 16 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 40.64 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_210887

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