Hand from an artificial arm, 1920-1925.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Hand from an artificial arm, 1920-1925.

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Artificial arm invented by a surgeon, T S Kirk, and an engineer, Alexander Pringle, and manufactured by the P & K Artificial Limb Company, Belfast, (now Northern) Ireland. Known as the P-K arm, the design allowed the wearer to grip with the fingers, which were made of steel springs, by means of a lever set above the wrist and operated by the wearer's other hand. Close-up view.

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