Artifcial left arm, United States, 1915

Made:
1915 in Kansas City
maker:
The Carnes Artificial Limb Company

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1999-528: Left above elbow prosthesis with a wooden socket connected to a wooden forearm. Metal mechanical hand with
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Left above elbow prosthesis with a wooden socket connected to a wooden forearm. Metal mechanical hand with passive flexion and extension of the wrist. Elbow flexion is combined with pronation / supination of the wrist. Made by Carnes Arm Company, United States of America 1915.

Artificial arm for an above-elbow amputee, made by the Carnes Artificial Limb Company of Kansas City, United States, c.1915.and imported into England during World War I . An innovative feature of the arm is the mechanism which enabled the palm of the metal hand, attached to a wooden forearm and socket, to turn upwards as the elbow was flexed.

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Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-528
Materials:
leather, metal
type:
artificial arm
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust

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