Up for auction is this set of PROVIDENCE TOOL COMPANY Leg Irons and Handcuffs!
The Leg Irons are Very Clean, have a very nice smooth brown patina and Original Key. The handcuffs have a darker patina than the leg Irons, and has a key shaft that has the same patina as the cuffs and works very smoothly to open the locks. I have seen this same key shaft with other sets of cuffs and must have been a common replacement.
It is believed that these handcuffs and leg irons were manufactured during the late 1850’s to early 1860’s for the US Government during the Civil War. The Providence Tool Company is best know for manufacturing weapon during the 1800’s - eBay (15 May 09)
This leg iron and handcuff set had a 'Buy-it-Now' price of $1,100 (Plus $12 Shipping)but failed to attract any takers.