Handcuffs used in the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Image for Handcuffs used in the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Created by
Hiatt & Co. Ltd., British, founded 1780
Subject of
Gates, Henry Louis Jr., American, born 1950
Medium
nickel
Dimensions
H x W: 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 in. (7 x 21.6 x 1.9 cm)
Type
handcuffs
Place made
England, Europe
Date
20th Century
Description
Standard police-issued chain style handcuffs. The handcuffs are made of nickel and consist of two locking bracelets linked by a short chain. Embossed on the base of each bracelet is [HIATTS / MADE IN / ENGLAND]. Etched on the side of each bracelet is [CROWLEY].
Topic
African American
Justice
Politics (Practical)
Race discrimination
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Object number
2010.11
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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