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Artificial leg, pylon type, 1914-1920.

Fernandes, Iris

Artificial leg, pylon type, 1914-1920.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Artificial pylon type left leg from the Provisional Limbs Depot, Salford, Greater Manchester. Issued to wounded servicemen, the leg is made of fibre and was intended as a temporary limb to enable the wearer to get used to an artificial leg while waiting for the fitting of a more permanent prosthesis.

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