Stoddart's veneered splints
Used to provide support for a child's right tibia and fibula, and for a child's left ankle
Veneered splints patented in 1894 and manufactured by Stoddart Brothers, Buffalo, NY. The splints were made for a child's right tibia and fibula, and for a child's left ankle. Description on the inside of each splint states, "These Splints are stronger, lighter and better than any other
half the ordinary weight
can be cut and shaped with pocket-knife
require very little padding, will not warp, are aseptic, waterproff, comfortable
and though so light that they are no burden to the patient are so strong that they meet every requirement as to strength. By heating they can be bent to fit any part, and they retain shape when cool."
Stoddart Bros. (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Patent: Aug. 28, 1894
Contact the History of Medicine Collection, http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/history/
Left ankle: 29.5 x 7 cm.
Right tibia: 30 x 7.5 cm.
Stoddart Bros. (Buffalo, N.Y.), “Stoddart's veneered splints,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed January 24, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16867.