Prison shackles

BrentBowie89July 29, 2013

Hey guys,

recently acquired some prison shackles from a estate sale in the US.
This kind of stuff isn't my forte so I was wondering if anyone could offer anymore information on them. Has numbered keys that work with the shackles. And also has "alcatraz" written on the side. No idea if this is real or not.

If anyone knows of any prison resource sites I'd be appreciative. I am based in Australia and I don't know any local Americana dealers.

Thanks,

Brent

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BrentBowie89

Here is a picture of the writing.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 2:15PM
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BrentBowie89

and here is a close up of the cuffs.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 2:16PM
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lazy_gardens

Adjustable prison shackles ... "Alcatraz" was the model, I think. One pair sold on eBay for $50 recently

Prisoners were shackled when they were being moved, so there are lots of these around.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 10:02PM
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sunnyca_gw

Thought I answered this 1. Alcatraz Island is off San Francisco CA. Big prison used to be there. So you might look under collectibles from prisons or that one . It is open for tours, son visited last yr. Interesting but very bleak. Iron & concrete everywhere. Surrounded by water as worse prisoners there." Birdman from Alcatraz "with Burt Lancaster, I think was movie made from the book!! You must be young!! I thought everyone in world knew of that terrible place!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 7:47PM
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My3dogs

Here is a link to an eBay auction for some like yours that ended on July 13, at $82.11.

Here is a link that might be useful: ANTIQUE IRON RESTRAINTS ALCATRAZ PRISON INMATE SHACKLES AL CAPONE'S PRISON

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 1:43PM
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