Traction apparatus, Italy, 1501-1550

Made:
1501-1550 in Italy

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Traction apparatus, probably Italian, probably early 16th century, possibly iron, wood, leather, wool and brass

Traction apparatus, used to support fractures and dislocations and correct limb deformities. Constructed of iron, brass and wood, it is believed to have been made in Italy during the 16th century.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
A121453
Materials:
iron, ? material, straps, brass, straps, leather, straps, wool and wood
type:
traction apparatus disability, medicine, surgery, traction apparatus surgery (orthopaedics) and surgery (orthopaedics) and traction apparatus
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Hamonic Collection