Patent Model - Truss-Pad

Maker and role
Amos Read (b.1805, d.1886), Patentee
Production date
Nov 09 1880
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Shell, fabric
1 x 2 1/2 x 2" (2.5 x 6.4 x 5.1cm)
Read's patent provides "a simple, cheap, and efficient truss pad for holding a hernia or rupture, and effecting a cure for the same, and one not liable to the objections of those in common use; and it consists in making the pad of one-half of a common clam-shell with suitable filling material and devices for holding the same..." (Patent Number 234,333)
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