Ball and chain leg irons

Title

Ball and chain leg irons

Subject

Object : Chains

Description

Two heavy iron ball weights connected with chain links.
"Those are called walking ball-and-chain. They were a gift to the museum from the Friends of the Ash Grove Museum on our opening day and Jenny Smith and another fellow named Tom Miller were responsible for giving those to the museum, they came from Jasper County, which is another county near Joplin, Missouri."

Source

Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum

Publisher

OAAHM-Online

Date

[1840s-1860s]

Contributor

Dorothy Berry

Rights

Photo and text are available for educational purposes only. Publication requires express written permission.

Identifier

OAAHM0102

Files

OAAHM0102_1.JPG
OAAHM0102_2.JPG
Date Added
June 25, 2013
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Citation
“Ball and chain leg irons,” Ozarks Afro-American History Museum Online, accessed December 17, 2017, http://oaahm.omeka.net/items/show/21.