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Object ID # 1980.012.008ab
Object Name Cuff
Title Leather Wrist Protectors
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Protective leather cuffs or wrist protectors basically cone-shaped to fit to wrists at the bottom and forearms at the top. The wrist protectors are made of stiff, tanned, dark brown leather. Each one has two impressed or tooled bands of decoration, and there is an oval maker's mark. There is a metal buckle and a couple pieces of brass hardware at each one.
Makers mark There is an impressed horizontal oval-shaped maker's mark that is hard to read.
Provenance Reportedly a Mr. Gibson of Grey County used to wear these cuffs when he was pruning in his orchard. Items like this were usually worn by butchers. Some farmers also butchered their own livestock, so Mr. Gibson might have been a farmer.

Last owned by Mabel G. Mustard of RR#5 Chatsworth, Grey County.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Leather/Metal
Dimensions W-13 L-12.5 D-8 cm
Found Chatsworth, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County