A pair of convict handcuffs with key, stamped 'Field & Sons, Holborn London', with broad arrow
together with a pair of linking locks with keys, a single chain with two keys and two jailers' keys (9)
Note: The linking locks and single chain are possibly from a chain gang, where a number of convicts were joined together to make escaping more difficult.
Provenance: Pair of handcuffs purchased at "Port Authur convict relics, Australian trade tokens and New Guinea & NZ Native Artifacts", PL Pickles, 28 Nov 1981; another two pairs at Steer & Co. Auction, 5 Oct 1980
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