Shackles

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Description
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.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Before 1860
Object number
2008.10.4
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Unidentified
Topic
African American
Africa
Middle Passage
Slavery
Trans Atlantic slave trade
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)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
shackles