Shackles

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

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