A Pair of Colliery Dram or Tub Shackles

A Pair of Colliery Dram or Tub Shackles

A Pair of Colliery Dram Shackles.
This is a pair of colliery dram or tub shackles, each with a five link connective length. Exclusive of the connector ends the lengths of shackles varied in linkage from one to five (in odd numbers) and sometimes longer in length to give a varying distance between drams to be able to carry long items such as rails, pipes and girders etc. 

Made from iron. Size 28″ inches long, a five link shackle. 

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