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Artificial left leg, Germany, 1914-1918
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Artificial left leg, Germany, 1914-1918
Left above knee leg made of fibre with detachable metal socket
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Work Type
Orthopaedics
Date
1914-1918
Location
Germany
Material
fibreboard
iron
leather
rubber
wood
Measurements
overall: 180 mm x 990 mm x 280 mm, 2.46kg
Description
Left above knee leg made of fibre with detachable metal socket. Wooden tenon and mortice knee. Universal ankle joint by means of 4 springs. Wooden foot with toe joint. German, made circa 1915 during the First World War (Weight: 6.25 lbs 2.8 kg).
Left above knee leg made of fibre with detachable metal socket. Wooden tenon and mortice knee. Universal ankle joint by means of 4 springs. Wooden foot with toe joint. German, made during 1914-18 war. (Weight: 6.25 lbs 2.8 kg).
Made for a wounded German serviceman who had lost his left leg above the knee, this artificial leg is made from wood and fibreboard. The First World War saw huge numbers of amputees created across Europe. Each of the warring nations were producing artificial limbs for men wounded in this way and during the war and the years immediately afterwards many innovations in limb design were tried and tested. This leg is particularly notable for the ankle, which is jointed by four springs these were intended to give the wearer a greater range of movement when walking.
Made for a wounded German serviceman who had lost his left leg above the knee, this artificial leg is made from wood and fibreboard. The First World War saw huge numbers of amputees created across Europe. Each of the warring nations were producing artificial limbs for men wounded in this way and during the war and the years immediately afterwards many innovations in limb design were tried and tested. This leg is particularly notable for the ankle, which is jointed by four springs these were intended to give the wearer a greater range of movement when walking.
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ID Number
co476377
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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