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Object Name: Thumb cuffs in case
Date: 1850-1875
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Medium: Nickel, steel, other metal, leather
Dimensions: Container: 1 × 2 3/8 × 4 1/4 in. (2.5 × 6 × 10.8 cm) Part (Cuffs): 1/4 × 4 × 1 3/8 in. (0.6 × 10.2 × 3.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
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
Object Number: 1942.533a-d
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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."