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Prosthetic Peg Leg

Prosthetic Peg Leg

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William Minton Hawkins of Elba, Alabama, submitted this model with his application for a patent for a peg leg.
Ref: William Minton Hawkins, “Improvement in Artificial Legs,” U.S. Patent 129,340 (July 16, 1872).
Currently not on view
Object Name
Peg Leg
leg, prosthetic
peg leg, prosthetic
peg leg, artificial
date made
ca 1872
W. M. Hawkins
Physical Description
leather (leg material)
metal (leg tip material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 16 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 40.64 cm x 8.255 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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National Museum of American History
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