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The stockport brank, or scold's bridle.

Image ID: 814281

The stockport brank, or scold's bridle. (1877)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The stockport brank, or scold's bridle.

Published Date

: 1877

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 16 x 13 cm. (6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)


: Printed text in part: "The special characteristic, however, of the Stockport brank is the peculiar construction of the tongue-plate or gag. It is about two inches long, having at the end, as may be seen in the engraving, a bulb, into which is inserted a number of sharp iron pins, three on the upper surface, three on the lower, and two pinting bachwards. These could not fail to fix the tongue, and effectually silence the noisiest brawler. At ....
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Original Source

: From Stockport : ancient and modern. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877) Heiginbotham, Henry, Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Punishments

Source Description

: 2 folders (76 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 814281

Record ID

: 712941

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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