Unknown [Hand-forged iron shackles, 18th-19th century]
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One set of hand-forged iron shackles, dated 18th-19th century. Consists of two c-shaped iron cuffs attached with heavy iron links to two round rings. One ring is larger than the other and creates a point to link the shackles to another set of shackles or a chain. At the opening of the cuffs there are oval shaped links that close the shackles off and allow for a lock to be placed. Possibly used on enslaved people.
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