2006.47.1: Prosthetic Leg, c. 1935

Additional Images

2006.47.1: Prosthetic Leg.
Image No. 1632 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Artificial left leg with foot that bends at the knee. Hollow upper thigh is painted a flesh colour, hollow calf section has two socks suspended from a rivet and a shoe is attached to the foot. An oval plate stating 'Property of the Canadian Government. P.O. 41483, DIST. G, Date June 35' is attached to the back of the calf.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.47.1
Collection: Orthopaedics
Date: c. 1935

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 87.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Left leg with foot: aluminium calf, steel thigh, wooden upper part and fiberglass sheet painted flesh colour
  • b) Laced shoe

Object Materials

  • aluminium,
  • fiberglass,
  • leather,
  • paint,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • wood

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