Artificial left arm, United Kingdom, 1914-1916

Made:
1914-1916 in United Kingdom
maker:
Anderson and Whitelaw Limited

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Arm for a long left below elbow stump. Soft leather socket with 'U-shaped' jointed side steels incorporating a sliding elbow lock, sited on the outer side and fitted to an adjustable leather upper arm 'corset' with wide front aperture. The terminal device has a spline fitting allowing it to be locked or to rotate freely. This is a double hook incorporating a circular hole above, probably for agricultural use. Probably made by Anderson & Whitelaw c.1914-1916.

Artificial arm was made for a left below-the-elbow amputee. The leather socket has a sliding lock which can fix the elbow in a number of positions. The arm terminates in a double blunt hook attachment which could be locked or allowed to rotate freely and was probably designed for agricultural use. Attributed to Anderson & Whitelaw of London, c.1914-1916.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-535
Materials:
leather and metal
type:
artificial arm
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust