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Invention for Improvement in Artificial Legs

Invention for Improvement in Artificial Legs

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial leg
leg, prosthetic, patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
patent date
Parmelee, Dubois D.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall, as stored: 3 1/4 in x 9 3/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 8.255 cm x 23.8125 cm x 25.7175 cm
overall: 17 cm x 8 cm; 6 11/16 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
patent number
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Family & Social Life
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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