Patent Model - Improvement in Artificial Legs

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Richard Clement (b.1810, d.1888), Patentee
Production date
Apr 18 1865
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Wood, paint, iron
27 1/2 x 18 x 5 1/2" (69.9 x 45.7 x 14cm)
Clement's patent consists of an artificial leg constructed of "any suitable materials" that are "light and strong" and made hollow for "lightness" and to make "room for the internal mechanism..." He recommends covering it with leather.

His improvements include an internal "cord L, in combination with the pulley M and spring N," when constructed as he describes provides greater flexibility for movement in the ankle and foot." (Patent Number 47,281)
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