Ball from convict's ball and chain; MSC47


Ball from convict's ball and chain

About this object

Found in a garden on the Strand and it was plain to see that the ring, to which the chain was attached, had been filed through. Convicts is a loose term. These balls and chain were often used to secure seamen undergoing punishment at sea.


Hives Collection

Credit Line

On Loan

Object Type

Ball & Chain, Regulative & Protective T&E, T&E For Science & Technology

Object number


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25 Dec 2009 09:44 AM,UTC

The ball is interesting but the chain is electrically welded. You should at least find a blacksmith made chain.


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