'Invacar' Invalid Carriage
"Invacar", model 42 invalid carriage, registration number XPU 614, United Kingdom, c1953.
Prosthetic Potato holder
Potato holder, fitted with 4 prongs, can also be used to hold bread, meat or vegatables etc., and can be dismantled for cleaning, by Steeper, 1998.
Prosthetic limbs for child affected by Thalidomide
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 29 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, November 1965
Commemorative royal wedding mug.
Earthenware mug, commemorating the marriage of HRH Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer, unsigned, Ireland, 1981. As presented in July 1981, to all child patients at the, Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England.
Artificial arm, Roehampton, England, 1964
Pair of CO2 powered upper limb prostheses for a 12 year old boy who lost both arms, above the elbow, at 8 years of age. Leather sockets with valves mounted for stump control, to activate powered wrist rotation units. Body-powered split-hooks by means of Bowden cables, routed to outer side of each arm. Compound pulley device for elbow lock control. 31 gramme CO2 gas cylinder in leather holster, carried on trouser belt. Made by Steeper 1964.
Articulated artificial right arm, Europe, 1501-1550
Articulated artificial right arm, iron, European, early 16th century
Child's adjustable metal lower leg iron, with shoe, England, 1940-1960
Child's adjustable metal lower leg iron, with shoe, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1940-1960
Walking stick made from narwhal tusk with carved i
Walking stick made from narwhal tusk with carved ivory pommel, once owned by Charles Darwin, probably English, 1839-1881
Prosthetic arm, London, 1903-1913
Arm made for a 16 year old girl with a congenital right below elbow amputation, (transverse terminal hemimelia). Because of limited elbow flexion a free-swinging leather cup socket was fitted. The forearm is connected to a lace-up arm corset by side steels thus providing the wearer with full flexion. There is an oval wrist and the rotary face has a 'key-fitting' for a wooden hand with articulated fingers and tenon thumb. In the palm there is a box-fitting to hold eating utensils and other devices. A small plain carrying-hook is in situ. Suspension is by means of a leather shoulder saddle and single strap designed to pass under the opposite axilla. Made by C.A. Hoefftoke, London c.1908.
Invalid carriage, London, England, 1946-1955
Invalid carriage, electric model 44, by Carters (J. & A.) Ltd., registration number KDD 78, c. 1950, Great Portland Street, London, England
Iron artificial arm, Europe, 1501-1562
Artificial right hand, iron, ? owned by Gotz von Berlichingen, 16th century
Wheelchair, United Kingdom, 1910-1920
Handcranked chaindriven wheelchair, by Richards(?), United Kingdom, 1910-1920.
'Model 8' folding wheelchair, England, 1953-1963
Folding wheelchair, model 8 with canvas upholstery, by Dingwall, English, c. 1958
Artificial left hand and forearm, Europe, 1501-1600
Articulated artificial left hand and forearm, iron, European, 16th century
All wood above knee prosthesis standard foot and a
All wood above knee prosthesis standard foot and ankle, toe joint. This limb was made for a lady about 1930 but it was never worn.
Child’s spinal carriage, United Kingdom, 1890-1920
Child's spinal carriage, from infant clinic, Bradford, English, 1890-1920.
Artificial right leg, Paris, France, 1946
"Stabilax" right above knee prosthesis. There is a two-piece shin and a 4-bar linkage in the knee. Only when there is pressure on the toe does the knee flex. When the heel strikes the ground the knee is locked. Made by Juenin Hanger, Paris 1946. (Weight: 6.75 lbs 3 kg).
Round (or elephant) boot for a Syme's amputation,
Round (or elephant) boot for a Syme's amputation, designed in 1922 for amputee miners working at the coal face. Made by Blatchford in 1925. Weight: 2 lbs, 0.9 kg.
Bath chair, United Kingdom, 1901-1920
Wickerwork bath chair, with metal frame, English, early 20th century
Bacon slicer, with spare blade, manufactured by Be
Bacon slicer, with spare blade, manufactured by Berkel & Parnall's Slicing Machine Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Enfield, from the canteen of the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1960-1980
Anglesey-type artificial leg
"Anglesey" right above knee prosthesis. Extensive 'home' repairs are evident. Origin unknown, pre-1948 National Health Service.
Iron artificial arm, Europe, 1560-1600
Articulated artificial left hand and forearm, iron, (previously thought to be owned by Gotz von Berlichingen), possibly German, 1560-1600
Artificial right leg, Roehampton, England, 1934
Metal right above knee prosthesis, evidence of attempts to repair the socket. Made by Hanger in 1934.
Pair of non-articulated metal legs for a male Thalidomide affected teenager
Pair of non-articulated metal legs for a male Thalidomide affected teenager with short lower limbs and short upper limbs (phocomelia), by Hanger Orthopaedic Group, Roehampton, Wandsworth, London, England, 1975. Blocked leather sockets with a front velcro flap (to facilitate the insertion of the respective feet). Adjustable feet-retaining straps are used to overcome the 'piston' action when walking. Rigid pelvic bands with hip joints and 'ring-catch' locks have been fitted. To aid stability the wooden feet have completely flat soles and a leather imitation shoe covering. N.B. The projecting bars on the hip locks have been fitted to facilitate their operation by the child's rudimentary hands and arms.
Myoelectric arm/hand prosthesis, England, 1980
Myoelectric arm/hand prosthesis, with 6 volt battery, English, 1980
Artificial arms, Roehampton, England, 1957-1967
Pair of light-weight arms for a young child with congenital bilateral above elbow stumps. Plastic sockets with friction elbow units, allowing rotation and elbow flexion. These movements may be freed or locked by loosening or tightening the side screw. A pair of dolls hands have been attached. Made by Steeper c.1962.
Ivory artificial nose, Europe, 1701-1800
Carved ivory artificial nose, possibly 18th century
Orthopaedic Scooter, Dorset, England, 1993
Lightweight `K9' Orthopaedic Scooter, to provide mobility for people with foot or ankle injuries, or other incapacities, including below knee amputations, as an alternative to crutches, designed by Michael Reid, Manufactured by John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd., Christchurch, Dorset, England, 1993
Teaching doll showing an iron lung, England, 1930-1950
Wooden model of an iron lung, with plastic infant doll and bedding enclosed, probably used to demonstrate to child patients their prospective treatment for poliomyelitis, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1930-1950
Barlow cruciform infant splint, for the treatment
Barlow cruciform infant splint, for the treatment of congenital dislocation of the hips in infants, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1970-1985
Syme's prosthesis, for right foot amputee. Open l
Syme's prosthesis, for right foot amputee. Open leather socket supported by four steel struts attached to a wooden foot, with toe and ankle joints. Made by Joe Wedge c.1920. Weight: 2.5lbs, 1.1 kg.
Left above knee peg leg made from leather and wood in Stalag VIIIB/344
Left above knee peg leg made from leather and wood in Stalag VIIIB/344 (Lamsdorf) during World War II by Arthur Weston OBE, a Prisoner of War who made a number of temporary prostheses during his captivity. Made in 1940.
Artificial hand and forearm, 1601-1700
Iron artificial right hand and forearm, with jointed thumb and fingers
Artificial left leg, London, England, 1861-1920
Artificial left for amputation at knee, by W.R. Grossmith, 1861-1920
Artificial above knee prosthesis with wooden socket
Metal left above knee prosthesis with wooden socket, repaired internally with certalmid. Rigid pelvic band, central knee control with knee lock (just above front of knee). Metal shin with strip riveting. Wooden foot with ankle and toe joints. Made by Hanger, 1921.
'P & K' artificial left arm, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1920-1925
Above elbow prosthesis with a leather socket, fibre forearm, heavy metal wrist unit with long lever to operate the flexion and extension of the fingers, by P and K Artificial Limb Co., Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1920-1925. Pringle & Kirk prostheses were made in the North of England for agricultural workers.
Pair of artificial legs, Roehampton, England, 1977
Pair of extension prostheses for a boy with extremely short legs (phocomelia) due to Thalidomide. Blocked leather open-ended sockets (to allow the feet to hang free) mounted on dural struts which are attached to wooden shins and feet, without ankle joints. Black leather imitation shoe covering and cordovan 'sock'. Rigid pelvic bands with hip joints. Note completely flat soles to afford maximum stability when walking. Made by Hanger in 1977.
Hand-cranked invalid tricycle, England, 1970-1975
Hand-cranked invalid tricycle, by R.A. Harding, English, 1970-1975 and cover to protect passenger
'Shadow Racer', lightweight sports wheelchair, West Midlands, England, 1993-1995
'Shadow Racer', lightweight sports wheelchair for track and road racing, manufactured by Quickie for Sunrise Medical Ltd, England, 1993-1995
Plaster figure wearing orthopaedic appliances, England, 1860-1910
Plaster figure in classical style, wearing several orthopaedic appliances, in miniature, for advertising purpose, English, 1860-1910
Mobility aid, designed by Lord Snowdon, England, 1970-1975
'Chairmobile', a mobility aid for the disabled, designed by Lord Snowdon, England, 1970-1975.
'Carstairs' lightweight wheelchair, London, England, 1910-1920
'Carstairs' lightweight wheelchair designed to allow the attendant manoeuvrabity in confined spaces, including up and down stairs, manufactured by Carters (J & A) Ltd, London, England, c.1910-20. To be noted that this chair has undergone a degree of restoration.
'Tumble-not' mug - bone china mug with large base
'Tumble-not' mug - bone china mug with large base and double handles which is easy to pick up and drink from, and hard to knock over, for those who may find co-ordinated movements difficult, 1990-95, made by I.C.R. Mobility.
Pair of artificial arms for a child, Roehampton, England, 1964
Pair of CO2 gas powered prostheses for a Thalidomide affected child with complete absence of upper limbs (amelia). Valves are sited over both shoulders and activated by the acromion processes. Friction shoulder and elbow joints, for passive positioning. There is a powered right split-hook and wrist rotation unit and a passive left wrist unit with a powered split-hook. Elbow flexion is achieved by means of a perlon cord passing through a pulley and attached to a waist belt. Groin straps are necessary to prevent the belt from riding upwards in a very young child. Made by Steeper 1964.
Combined knife and fork, Europe, 1914-1918
Combined knife and fork for one-armed man, silver-plate, Nelson pattern, from Royal United Service Institution, World War 1
Artificial leg, England, 1928
Light-weight metal prosthesis for hip disarticulation. Metal socket with button-type hip lock. Central knee control mechanism. Hand operated knee lock. Made by Hanger in 1928. (Weight: 7 lbs 3.1 kg)
Artificial legs, Roehampton, England, 1949
First pair of lower limb prostheses supplied to a boy 2¼ years old. He was born with complete absence of both lower limbs. The sockets are made of certalmid and fitted with round peg ends. Made by Hanger on 25 April 1949. (Weight: 9 oz 255 gm).
Folding Wheelchair, Bath, England,1925-1935
Folding Wheelchair, "Senior" model, used for over fifty years as an outdoor mobility aid by an individual partially paralysed by Poliomyelitis, manufactured by R.A. Harding, Bath, England, 1925-1935
Artificial leg made from scrap metal, Cambodia, 1990-2002
Artificial leg, for a below-knee amputee, made from a scrap metal cylinder and worn by a landmine victim in Cambodia, 1990-2002