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Prosthetic arm with attachments

Made 1920 - 1940
This is a full-length artificial arm with a movable elbow joint, the mechanism of which is operated from the shoulder by a leather cord. The upper arm is made of fibreglass lined with leather where the user's upper arm would fit. Straps made of fabric, leather and elastic with metal buckles enable the arm to be attached to the body at the shoulder. The elbow joint and forearm are metal and there are six attachments that can lock into the arm at the 'wrist'. These are a carved wooden, unjointed hand; a metal knife blade, fork, hook and ring; and a hinged, cylindrical metal clamp.
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