Rare 18th/19th Century Human Shackles
Rare 18th/19th Century Human Shackles.
Interesting, but rather macabre set of leg shackles with attaching wrist shackle. Early pieces produced by a local blacksmith as indicated by the three strips inscribed into each part of he shackles. The set comes complete with the original locking key shown in the accompanying photos. These may have be used within the slave trade, but this would be hard to prove. The shackles have been painted at sometime in their history to resist the on going corrosion.