Patent Model - Improvement in Artificial Limbs

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Abner McOmber (b.1810, d.Pre 1880), Patentee
Production date
Jul 10 1866
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Wood, paint, fabric, leather
13 x 2" (33 x 5.1cm)
McOmber's patent improves "the construction of artificial limbs, both for amputations below and above the knee. The invention embraces, among other things, an improved elastic connection between that part of the foot which represents the toe and the rest of the foot; also, an improved connection between the foot and the leg at the place of the ankle..." (Patent Number 56,243)
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