Artificial Leg patent model

Artificial Leg patent model

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Description
Addison Spalding of Lowell, Massachusetts, obtained a patent for artificial legs in 1855, and submitted this model with his patent application. Spalding then manufactured legs of this sort for a dozen years or so.
Ref: Addison Spalding, “Construction of Artificial Legs,” U.S. Patent 13,404 (Aug. 7, 1855).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leg, prosthetic
date made
1849
ID Number
1978.0273.08
accession number
1978.0273
catalog number
1978.0273.08
patent number
13404
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Medicine and Science: Medicine, Prostheses
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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