An artificial arm and a plaster cast of the stump of the wearer’s arm. The arm was manufactured by James Gillingham (1839-1924), a boot- and shoemaker based in Chard, Somerset, England. Gillingham first started making artificial limbs after a local man lost an arm firing a cannon for a celebratory salute in 1863. He then began making prosthetics on a permanent basis, and Chard eventually became a major center of the British artificial-limb industry.
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