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Early prosthetic limbs date from ancient Egypt and Rome. The were later replaced by non articulated wooden prosthetics. This prosthetic became the model for the “American Leg” which was developed during the American Civil war.
Wooden prosthetics were heavy and were not improved on till the development of lightweight alloys, during the first World War.
This particular one is in a very good condition as you can see from the photos. The person who used it must have been real tall and it is almost to the hip joint. Made out of solid wood and the color is brown.

Measures approx 38" H. The thigh is 24" to the knee, and it is 18" to the bottom of the heal.

Has an articulated joint at the knee. There is a manufactured hole right above the knee, but has some wood that had chipped away see photo.
The foot is wood and measures approx 10.5" and has a slender look with a carved design on the sides of the heal.
The leather strap where it tied to the upper part of the leg has a part missing. This thing belongs in a museum or to complete a medical collection. I am amazed at its beauty :)

Very well made and amazing condition for its age 1940 or even earlier.

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Vintage Prosthetic Leg - Complete


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: lenin, wood, leather
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 31 people