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Looks really strange, almost like a slave collar, but it would be too small if it is those dimensions (maybe baby slave collar?). Very unusual piece, I'm sorry I can't suggest any more options. It would need some type of lock to suggest cuffs of some sort.

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When the material is leather (not showing to well) it looks like restraining instruments from a medical facility, 19th century.

The notch may yet indicate some medical or physical purpose (to put pressure on a sinew or vessel).

Let's not assume they were for slaves, those collars and irons were produced much cheaper.

Also I lack the ring(s) to lock in the bearer; what are diametres?

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Medical purpose also came up to me.

The inside material is some kind of leather, missing for a part on the smaller one.

The diametres are on the pic's; +/- 5.5 and 8 cm.

I did look on old medical instruments site's,but couldn't find any similar objects, but that doesn't mean anything of course!

I might take a other look.

Thanks so far guy's!



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Theey look to me like wrist and ankle restraining cuffs. However, without locks they would not be prison - and 'slave'

types were beaten iron.

I feel that tthey may have been used in a mental hospital to move disturbed patients. The other medical use that has been

suggested is for bed restraints - but, what you fix them to - doesn't seem to be any spare room.

You also touch on another possibility - like a jubilee clip ? Mervyn

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The pipe fitting idea, does come up on different occassions, when asked on different other fora.

But all ohter ideas as well.

What i am looking for is a picture or other evidence of similar objects.

I did found a pic, sadly not clear enough....to see if these are similar constructed items....

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