Artificial arm, 1920-1925.

Made:
1920-1925 in Belfast and Northern Ireland
maker:
P & K Arm Limited
P & K' artificial arm, c. 1918-1925, by P & K Artificial Limb Company, Belfast'

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"P & K" artificial arm, c. 1918-1925, by P & K Artificial Limb Company, Belfast

Artificial arm invented by a surgeon, T.S.Kirk and an engineer, 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.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Materials:
forearm, aluminium, forearm, resin, forearm, steel, hand, leather, hand, steel, hand, wood, shoulderpiece, canvas and shoulderpiece, leather
Identifier:
1987-1154
type:
prostheses
credit:
Northern Ireland Rehabilitation Eng.Ctre