Heavy-duty arm for a man with a short right below

Made:
1928
maker:
Hugh Steeper

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Heavy-duty arm for a man with a short right below elbow stump. Blocked leather inner 'cup' and outer socket. Jointed side steels with hand-operated bolt lock, for the elbow. Leather upper-arm corset with two strap and buckle fastenings, also fitted is a strap and buckle front and back, for suspension straps from the shoulder (missing). The rotary face has a single spring loaded ball, to hold a terminal device in any of the eight rotary positions. Also on the rotary face is a spring loaded ring which ejects the device when it has been released. The small knurled wheel, on the medial side of the wrist, is the rotary lock and the small press-button next to it is to release and allow the hand or other terminal device to be ejected. Made by Steeper in 1928. (Weight: 1.25 lbs 0.56 kg)

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-548
type:
prosthetic arm
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust

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