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Object:Iron mancatcher, German, 1601-1800


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Mancatcher consisting of a heavy spiked metal collar with hinged mouth, on long wooden pole. The mancatcher was used for approaching and restraining violent prisoners. Dimensions: 1575 mm x 320 mm 245 mm.

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