Carpenter's tool-holder with square clamp

Made:
c.1920 in England

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Carpenter's tool-holder with square clamp to allow for varying sizes of tool handles, for heavy working arm. Keyed plain adaptor (to hold appliance in a locked position). Made by McKay c.1920.

This is one of a number of fittings made by McKay for an artificial right arm (1999-543) for a below-elbow amputee, for use in heavy duty work.

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Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-627
Measurements:
overall (closed): 40 mm x 155 mm x 73 mm,
overall (open): 40 mm x 145 mm x 79 mm,
type:
prostheses
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust

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