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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Slave shackles
Slave shackles Slave shackles, most likely wrist or ankle, with original key; one circular ring, four oval links.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles; two U-shaped cuffs with large iron pin enclosures. Leather strap attached to one link. Closed cuff has a pin lock.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links. Origin South Carolina.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with U-shaped cuffs and interlocking link closures.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of iron wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one containing a pin lock and the other with overlapping links. Relatively small cuffs indicate that they may have been designed for a child.
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Wrist shackles
Wrist shackles Set of wrist shackles with two D-shaped cuffs, one with a pin lock and the other with overlapping links.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles with two U-shaped cuffs.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of forged iron leg shackles with two U-shaped cuffs and interlocking closures.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs resembling ferns.
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Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs.