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Infamous Oregon Boot "Gardner Shackle"


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Properly known as the "Gardner Shackle", this prisoner restraint was invented by Warden J. C. Gardner in 1866 to curb escape from the Oregon Territorial Prison. Nickel finish overcast iron with no visible markings, no key but it is in fine condition. Marked on the sole "Reaper". A scarce and brutal Old West item. Together the boot and ring stand 9 1/4". Original, used and rare. Pictured: The Parker Lyon-Harrah's Pony Express Museum by Greg Martin, 1987, pages 65 & 182 . Ex. The Parker Lyon - Harrah's Pony Express Museum, Arcadia, CA. / Reno, NV.

PERIOD: 19th Century

ORIGIN: Oregon, United States

SIZE: 11" x 4 1/2" x 6 3/4"

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