Decapitation wire snare

19th Century
Decapitation wire snare with a turning wing-nut and wire attached at base. Body of cylinder reveals a screw mechanism operating a hook which the wire appears to have been attached to during operation. "W. Ford & Co/Melbourne" inscribed on wing. Wire is semi-detached. Stamped with a maker's mark of a long cylinder with wings,
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Metal and wire
42.0 x 10.0 x 2.0 cm
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