Artificial hand, Europe, 1880-1920
Artificial hand, wood, with leather arm cover, moveable fingers, European, 1880-1920
Injured soldiers at Queen Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital, Roehampton
104 postcards, one pen and ink drawing, and an album (all the postcards and the drawing were from the album), showing injured soldiers at Queen Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital, Roehampton, members of the Essex Regiment and other medical pictures, 1914-1918..
'Sitting socket' mounted on a toy dog, Roehampton, England, 1966
"Sitting socket" made of durestos and mounted on a toy dog. Designed for a child from 6 - 12 months of age, born with extremely short lower limbs (phocomelia). Can also be supplied for an infant with total absence of lower limbs, to enable them to sit erect and learn to maintain this posture. Made by Hanger in 1966.
Wooden hand with fingers fully articulated. Tenon
Wooden hand with fingers fully articulated. Tenon thumb and a palm fitment for holding an eating utensil. Oval wrist with a small catch at the side for locking the hand against rotation, when it is attached to the prosthetic arm (by means of the 'key' fitment). Made by C.A. Hoefftoke, c.1900.
Artificial right leg, Cambodia, 1998
Artificial leg for an below-knee amputee, of a type provided for landmine victims in Cambodia, developed and manufactured by the Cambodia Trust charity, 1997-2002
Left below elbow prosthesis with a porous plastic
Left below elbow prosthesis with a porous plastic socket and a self retaining Münster-type fitting. Conventional Steeper wrist unit and standard hand. Made by Steeper c.1994.
Vauxhall car fitted with mobility aids, United Kingdom, 1990-2005
‘Double-headed' Vauxhall Astra for demonstrating a range of working mobility aids to assist disabled drivers gain access to, as well as exit, a motor vehicle. Constructed at Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port plant c1990-1991, and subsequently fitted with a number of different aids, occasionally updated, for demonstrations and driver assessments until 2005 at the Department of Transport's Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service (M.A.V.I.S.) at Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, 1991-2005.
Ball for retraining with SaeboFlex
Ball for retraining with SaeboFlex, a mechanical orthotic device for people with neurological impairments, following injury or illness, by Saebo, 2017
Single truss, for inguinal hernia, from Gujarat, I
Single truss, for inguinal hernia, from Gujarat, India, 1880-1920
Divan(?) crutch(?), of steel, with decorated stem
Divan(?) crutch(?), of steel, with decorated stem and serpent-headed finial to supporting curved horizontal section, probably from Far East or Africa, 19th century
Wrestler's belt presented in Cumberland, probably
Wrestler's belt presented in Cumberland, probably from the Tyrol, Austrian, 1803
Leather holster with belt for prosthesis gas cylinder
Leather holster with belt, for carbon dioxide gas cylinder used to power limb prosthesis, English, 1960-1970
Extended artificial hand with rotating wrist, England, United Kingdom, 1960-1975
A one metre long extended hand, with rotating wrist for picking up small items, by Prof. Meredith Wooldridge Thring, 1960-1975.
'Critchley' artificial leg, United Kingdom, 1918-1945
British "Critchley" wooden above knee prosthesis. Adjustable leather socket by means of a lace at the upper half. Leather shin, the outer side of which has been removed to reveal the central rod support. (Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz 3.4 kg).
Artificial right leg, England, 1978-1981
Artificial right leg, metal and plastic without external covering to show construction, by Blatchford, England, 1978-1981
Artificial right leg, England, 1914-1920
Artificial right leg, thigh amputation, part made by Wood Milne, from Provisional Limbs Depot, Stretford(?) 1914-1920
Padded right boot with leg splint, Rome, Italy, 1914-1918
Padded right leg splint, boot type, probably Italian military issue, 1914-1918
Child size walking aids, Sheffield, England, 1970-1985
Two child's adjustable quadruped walking aids, with shafts branching into four rubberised feet, manufactured by Ellis, Son & Paramore, Sheffield, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1970-1985
Complete arm prosthesis, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979
Complete arm prosthesis, with motor-driven car assembly, powered by compressed air, by the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Unit, Princess Margaret Rose Hospital, Edinburgh, 1979
Leg and ankle splint, England, 1940-1960
Lower leg and ankle splint, with laced leather casing and metal strengthening, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1940-1960
Ceramic teaching doll showing orthopaedic treatments, England, 1930-1950
Ceramic infant doll, with scoliosis brace and splints for drop-foot, lying in a model bed, probably used to demonstrate to child patients a convalescent stage in their prospective orthopaedic treatment, with bedding, small teddy bear, additional model splint (possibly from a different model) and descriptive label, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1930-1950
Cane walking stick belonging to Joseph Lister
Cane walking stick, formerly belonging to Joseph Lister.
Left leather boot for use with a leg support, United Kingdom, 1901-1930
Left boot, for use with leg support, British military issue, 1900-1930
Metal cup adapted for use with a mechanical substitute for the arms, United Kingdom, 1919
Metal cup adapted for use with a mechanical substitute for the arms
Artificial right leg, England, 1914-1918
False right leg, military issue, English, 1914-1918
Artificial left leg, Europe, 1991
Left below knee prosthesis worn by an Army parachutist who lost his leg as a result of an IRA bomb, c1970s. Lace-up leather thigh corset with 4-point socket suspension. Above the knee restraining strap. Strap-type trouser guard. Polycentric knee joints fitted to the side steels. Foot is moulded and similar to a shop dummies with texture of skin and nails. Metal shin and plastic foot with imitation toes. Following the supply of his first prosthesis the patient was picked for the 'Red Devils' Display Team. The prosthesis was also worn by him on the "Time & Tide" which competed in the Global Challenge Yacht race in 1996.
Wooden patient trolley, England, 1920-1935
Wooden trolley, for transporting child patients within the hospital, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1920-1935
Black leather boot, Europe, 1940-1965
Black leather boot for deformed foot, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1940-1965
Device to apply plaster casts, England, 1910-1925
Large wooden frame structure with revolving metal platform within, for applying extensive plaster castes, known as "the gallows", from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1910-1925
Thomas-type right knee splint, Europe, 1901-1920
Thomas' right knee splint, 1901-1920
Support of torso and left arm, Shepherd's Bush, London, England, 1915-1918
Support for torso and left arm, leather and steel, from Military Orthopaedic Hospital, Shepherds Bush, London, late 19th century or c1915-1918
Pair of child' adjustable crutches, Europe, 1960-1980
Pair of child's adjustable crutches, with curved rectangular crutch ends and enclosed arm supports, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1960-1980
Child's mechanical spine and head support, England, 1940-1960
Child's mechanical spinal and head support, with adjustable waist-belt and chin-strap, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1940-1960
Child’s spinal support, United Kingdom, 1965-1980
Child's mechanical spinal support, with adjustable moulded plastic waistband and neck and chin supports, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1965-1980
Cutlery set, London, England, 1980
Cutlery set, 3 piece stainless steel, with thick plastic handles for use by arthritics by Homecraft Supplies Ltd., London, 1980
'Alclad' artificial left leg, London, England, 1924-1940
Light metal left "Alclad" above knee prosthesis, with metal shin (strip riveted back and front), Central knee control mechanism and with a standard foot, ankle and toe joints. Original catalogue suggests made by Hanger in 1924, but leg is stamped 1940. Weight: 5 lbs, 2.2 kg.
Double truss, circular, for inguinal hernia, size
Double truss, circular, for inguinal hernia, size 32, by S. Maw, Son and Sons, English, 1890-1940
Pair of extension prostheses, Roehampton, England, 1966
Pair of extension prostheses supplied to a 4 year old boy born with all limbs short, due to Thalidomide. These prostheses consist of blocked leather, open-ended ischial tuber-bearing sockets. Mounted on aluminium one-piece legs with wooden feet without ankle joints. Leather imitation shoe covering. Made by Hanger in 1966.
Leg prosthesis for a young child, United States, 1950
Platform extension prosthesis for a young child with a short right leg and unstable hip. Blocked leather ischial tuber-bearing corset with adjustable side steels (to allow for lengthening as child grows), connected to wooden shin and shaped platform which supports a lace-up bootee socket. Wooden foot with rigid ankle and felt foot. Made by Hanger in 1950. (Weight: 2 lbs 0.9 kg)
Artificial right arm, United Kingdom, 1914-1918
Right above elbow prosthesis with leather adjustable socket with four straps and buckles. Connected by jointed side steels to a leather forearm. Shoulder saddle, figure of 8-type harness. A Cauet hand is fixed to the wrist and a wire, passing through the forearm, extends the fingers when pulled upon by means of an attachment to the harness appendage. Made by Prosthesia c.1915.
McKay artifcial left arm, United Kingdom, 1924-1930
A McKay heavy worker's arm for a left above elbow amputation. Blocked leather socket supplied with heavy-duty webbing appendage straps. Short forearm stem (for mechanical advantage when lifting). Splined terminal fitment, necessary for heavy duty tools. A long plain hook is attached. The elbow lock (which may be engaged in one of 7 positions) is manually operated by means of a small lever set on the medial side of the forearm, just below the joint. The forearm release lever is set on the lateral side of the stem. Made by McKay c.1924-30.
Carpenter's toolholder (adjustable clamp, guide fo
Carpenter's toolholder (adjustable clamp, guide for screwdriver, ball plunger for holding nails). Fixed plain adaptor. Made by McKay c.1925.
Right leg and foot support, child's, probably Engl
Right leg and foot support, child's, probably English, 1850-1910
Elbow splint for ankylosis, iron and leather, 1821
Elbow splint for ankylosis, iron and leather, 1821-1940
Splint for lower leg, metal and leather, 1801-1920
Splint for lower leg, metal and leather, 1801-1920
Model of orthopaedic bed, mahogany, with levers an
Model of orthopaedic bed, mahogany, with levers and supports for attaining different positions, early 19th century
Knife/fork combined. Made by F.G.Ernst c.1900.
Knife/fork combined. Made by F.G.Ernst c.1900.