Object Detail


Maker and Role
Stephen Gregory, Patentee
Date
Feb 02 1869
Object Type
Media
Paper
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 4 x 3" (29.2 x 10.2 x 7.6cm)
Description
Gregory's patent "consists in making an artificial leg, or limb, with a joint extending from the instep, or thereabouts, to (as a fulcrum or centre of motion) a point or line on the sole of the foot at front or in advance of the heel, and supporting the same or forward portion of the foot, by a spring, preferably arranged to run the length of the sole or thereabouts, through a different arrangement of spring or springs may be applied by which disposition of joint, as contradistinguished from one at the ankle, pivoted above or in rear of the heel, a more natural or easier and less noisy treating-action is secured." (Patent Number 86,530)
Collection
Rothschild Patent Model Collection
Object No
2015.14.965
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