Ball from convict's ball and chain; MSC47
Ball from convict's ball and chainAbout 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.Collection
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The ball is interesting but the chain is electrically welded. You should at least find a blacksmith made chain.
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