Patent Model - Improvement in Artificial Legs

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George Jewett (b.1818, d.1886), Patentee
Production date
Jun 24 1862
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Iron, paint, wood
11 x 7 x 2 1/2" (27.9 x 17.8 x 6.4cm)
In the patent Jewett stated: "The first part of my invention has for its object to produce a socket that shall be perfectly rigid and unyielding, and at the same time soft and easy for the wearer and capable of being readily modified in form and size to correspond to the exact form or varying size of the stump....The second part of my invention has for its object to enable me to increase or diminish the length of the leg, as may be required, and to replace or modify any one portion of it without altering the other portions and at very small expense..." (Patent Number 35,686)
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