Mechanical spring split-hook, fitted with rotating head

Made:
c.1920 in England

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General purpose mechanical spring split-hook, fitted with rotating head to allow free movement, for heavy working arm. There is a spring bolt which will hold the hook in any fixed 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:
1999-628
type:
prostheses
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust

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