Artificial Leg patent model

Artificial Leg patent model

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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.
Description
DuBois D. Parmelee of New York City, obtained a patent for an artificial leg in 1863, and submitted this model with his patent application.
Ref: DuBois D. Parmelee, “Improvement in Artificial Legs,” U.S. Patent 37,737 (Feb. 10, 1863).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial leg
leg, prosthetic, patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
1863
patent date
1863-02-10
maker
Parmelee, Dubois D.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
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
1978.0273.07
accession number
1978.0273
catalog number
1978.0273.07
patent number
37637
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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