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Accession # SRM1983-48.8

Shackles

19th century


These shackles were made of strong iron, and hinged so that they folded around the ankles, in much the same way handcuffs wrapped around the wrists. These shackles could have been used to immobilize a criminal or to stop slaves from running away.




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