Above elbow prosthesis with a leather socket, fibre forearm, heavy metal wrist unit with long lever to operate the flexion and extension of the fingers, by P and K Artificial Limb Co., Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1920-1925. Pringle & Kirk prostheses were made in the North of England for agricultural workers.
Artificial arm invented by T Kirk and Alexander Pringle, and manufactured by the P & K Artificial Limb Company, Belfast, Ireland, c.1920-1925. Known as the P-K arm, the design allowed the wearer to grip with the fingers, which were made of steel springs, by means of a leer set above the wrist and operated by the wearers other hand.
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- aluminium alloy, brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), cotton (fibre), cotton (textile), leather, steel (metal), tin (metal)
overall (lying flat [see attached Media Images]): 150 mm x 780 mm x 340 mm,
- artificial arm
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- artificial limb
- Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
- Permanent collection
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