Artificial leg, England, 1914-1920

Made:
1914-1920 in England and England and
maker:
Unknown

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Artificial left, pylon type, from Provisional Limbs Depot, Salford, 1914-1920. Issued to wounded servicemen, the leg is made of fiber and was intended as a temporary limb to enable the wearer get used to an artificial leg while waiting for the fitting of a more permanent prostheses.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
A603150
Materials:
padding, leather, sheath, composition and tip, wood
type:
artificial leg
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb