21 Antique Limbs For The Early Amputee

This is what prosthetics looked like before the robotics era. Could you imagine wearing one of these eerie implements?

2. Prosthetic leg, 1918

3. Hinged metal arm, 1500s

4. Hip disarticulation leg, 1928

5. Leather boot leg, 1891

6. Victorian-era eating utensil arm

7. Aluminum rivet leg, leather foot

8. 19th-century wooden leg

9. 19th century wood & cast iron leg

10. 19th century wooden prosthetic foot

11. 16th century iron prosthetic hand

12. Early 19th century artificial arm, made from the barrel of a rifle

13. Functional prosthetic big toe, 600 BC

14. 18th century wrought iron tutorial leg

15. Leather prosthetic hand

16. “Openshaw” prosthetic hand, 1916-1918

17. Prosthetic left leg, 1914-1918

18. Female jointed hand, 19th century

19. DIY artificial leg, 1940

20. Iron hand, c. 1580

21. French prosthetic arm set

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