Pair of handcuffs with key

Object Number: 
1943.293
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 6 x 3 in. ( 4.8 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on double hinged cuff pieces: "PALMER'S PAT./ JAN. 18-76"
Description: 
Steel set screw handcuffs; each cuff made of three curved steel pieces with an oval cut from the center, hinged together; two cuffs held together by an ovoid lock with pegs set through the cuffs and a screw threaded through the lock to loosen and tighten.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund B. Child
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group