German two-load left split-hook prosthesis attachment

Made:
c. 1940
maker:
Ottobock GmbH

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German two-load left split-hook. Made by Otto Bock c.1940.

Otto Bock began making prosthetic limbs in 1919, largely in response to the number of injured servicemen following World War I.

This hook attaches to a prosthetic arm and has a spring-loaded hook mechanism for gripping objects.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-618
Materials:
metal (unknown) and rubber (unidentified)
type:
prosthesis
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust