Wooden mechanical hand with a rigid thumb, ring an

Made:
1918
maker:
Hobbs

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Timeline of artificial hand prostheses. Left: c.1900, middle: 1918, right: c.1948.
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Wooden mechanical hand with a rigid thumb, ring and little fingers. The index and middle fingers are joined and articulated at the proximal inter-phalangeal joints. They move as one unit, by means of an internal 'pull-cord' operated from a shoulder harness. Made by Hobbs, c.1918.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-587
type:
prosthetic hand
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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