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Thumb cuffs in case

Object Number: 
1942.533a-d
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Nickel, steel, other metal, leather
Dimensions: 
overall (case): 1 x 2 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 6 x 10.8 cm ) overall (cuffs): 1/4 x 4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 0.6 x 10.2 x 3.5
Marks: 
cast: center of cuffs, obverse: "GILL LION TAMER / PAT APLD. FOR" impressed: center of case, obverse: "GEO. E. HEROLD / POLICE / DEPARTMENT / CENTRE MKT. PL. N.Y.C."
Description: 
Nickel-plated steel thumb cuffs in brown leather case; hinged cuffs are joined at the center, cuffs toward the center near key hole; case has a top flap with snap closure; 2 skeleton keys with heart-shaped voids at the heads, ribbed necks and single bits at the ends of straight jaws.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Caroline E. Robbins
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group