Wooden hand with fingers fully articulated. Tenon

Made:
c. 1900

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Timeline of artificial hand prostheses. Left: c.1900, middle: 1918, right: c.1948.
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Timeline of artificial hand prostheses. Left: c.1900, middle: 1918, right: c.1948.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Timeline of artificial hand prostheses. Left: c.1900, middle: 1918, right: c.1948.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden hand with fingers fully articulated. Tenon thumb and a palm fitment for holding an eating utensil. Oval wrist with a small catch at the side for locking the hand against rotation, when it is attached to the prosthetic arm (by means of the 'key' fitment). Made by C.A. Hoefftoke, c.1900.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-598
type:
prosthetic hand
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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