Posted by michael griffin on August 21, 2001 at 08:43:11:
In Reply to: Re: Antique leg irons? posted by Atame on July 30, 2001 at 13:22:38:
: Hello Enris,
: In my collection is a pair of Indian Darbies (with linked bows) which is also not very well made (those restraints were produced in masses for low wages and sold as souvenirs). My cuffs also have a brass key and brass lock-barrels (I'm not sure what the exact English word is) ... but that's something I recovered when cleaning them - suddenly the rusty layer on some places was gone and brass came forth - so I noticed that the patina was just a faked one.
: PS: irgendwie witzig, daß wir uns hier auf Englisch unterhalten, gell? ;-)
Hi there I have 2 pair similar to these leg irons, I believe they are definately Leg irons and based on what I have seen and heard over the years Germanic in origin. I have guessed these to be dated to the late 1700's to the mid 1800's
If anybody has any for sale Im buying
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