Device to Cure Ingrown Toenail

This torture apparatus surely looks to provide worse pain than the malady it purports to cure. A metal hook goes under the toenail itself and yanks it up, whereupon it is strapped into position for permanent wear.

Full patent here.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 08, 2023
     Category: Inventions | Patents | 1940s | Diseases | Feet

Having had an ingrown toenail I'm afraid that my screams would wake the neighbors on both sides were I to wear that device.
Posted by Brewvet on 11/08/23 at 02:45 PM
i've definitely seen this exact item on Wish, so i suspect this patent is not being rigorously enforced.
Posted by Kit on 11/09/23 at 02:07 PM
@Kit: patents are only valid for 20 years, so this one has definitely lapsed.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/11/23 at 05:56 AM
I thought things like this were banned by the Geneva convention.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/11/23 at 11:55 AM

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