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Man Catcher


This terrifying-looking weapon of German origin was used to jerk riders off horses:

Man catchers were used in Europe in the late 1700s during times of war. The terrifying collar pulled riders off horseback. In peacetime, it is thought the device may have caught and held escaped prisoners.

Link | Photo: Science Museum of London

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