Patent Model - Improvement in Artificial Legs

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F. Neubert (b.1842, d.1903), Patentee
Production date
Nov 22 1864
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Wood, iron
12 x 4 1/4 x 3" (30.5 x 10.8 x 7.6cm)
Neubert's patent "consists in the arrangement of the stop f and cushioned shoulder g, for the purpose of preventing the knee from springing or bending forward beyond a straight position, in combination with the elastic cord ee and cord dd, for the purpose of throwing the lower leg forward and giving a slight motion to the foot in stepping forward....the action of all of these parts, which, in their combination, produce all the proper steadiness, elasticity, and motions required to make an efficient artificial leg." (Patent Number 45,169)
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