Artificial Leg


Patent model for Addison Spalding, “Construction of Artificial Legs,” U.S. Patent 13,404 (Aug. 7, 1855). Spalding, a resident of Lowell, Massachusetts, manufactured legs of this sort for a dozen years or so.

Date Made: 1849

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Prostheses


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0273.08Accession Number: 1978.0273Catalog Number: 1978.0273.08Patent Number: 13404

Object Name: leg, prosthetic


Record Id: nmah_211063

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