Artificial arm with four tool attachments, England, 1945-1955

Made:
1945-1955 in England and England and
maker:
Unknown
Heavy-duty metal artificial arm worn by right below elbow amputee who worked in Steeper's factory (from 1943-85),

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Heavy-duty metal artificial arm worn by right below elbow amputee who worked in Steeper's factory (from 1943-85),
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Heavy-duty, metal artificial arm worn by right below elbow amputee who worked in Steeper's factory (from 1943-85), making metal sockets. The tools he used include: a: 2.17 kg club-hammer (fitted to arm). b: Ball pein hammer 0.95 kg c: Double headed ball-pein hammer 0.61 kg d: Double headed planishing hammer. They all have the heavy-duty McKay adaptors, (c.1950)

Heavy-duty, metal artificial arm worn by right below-elbow amputee who worked in Steeper's factory, based at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton (from 1943-85), making metal sockets. Also, some of the tools he used, club-hammer, ball pein hammer, double headed ball-pein hammer and a double headed planishing hammer. All have heavy-duty McKay adaptors. Made in England, c.1950.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-611
Materials:
leather, metal and textile
Measurements:
part 2: 50 mm x 162 mm x 50 mm, .75kg
part 3: 40 mm x 170 mm x 120 mm, 1kg
part 4: 42 mm x 155 mm x 142 mm, .65kg
type:
artificial arm
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust