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    Posted on Sep 24, 2012

    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?

    1. Iron Arm, 1560-1600

    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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