Shackles

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Shackles consist of an iron bolt with a pair of loops slid onto it thorugh a hole in each end of the loop. One end of the bar is fixed closed by an integral metal flange large enough to prevent the loops from being removed. The other end of the bar ends in an "eye" and is locked by a large "lock washer" inserted at the time the shackles were applied.
Topic
African American
Africa
Trans Atlantic slave trade
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
Unidentified
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
iron
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/2 x 9 x 1 1/4 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 3.2 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Before 1860
Type
shackles
Object number
2008.10.4