Among the most notorious of all prison restraints are "Oregon Boots". 25 pound collars fit to steel raised band attached to boot heel. These would not come off and could inflict much pain for someone walking in them.
Invented by Oregon State Penitentiary Warden J. C. Gardner in 1860s, outlawed in 1878 in Oregon prison system except for punishment to worst offenders. Still manufactured in 20th century as noted by this 1922 advertisement. There are 4 examples on this page, all appear slightly different. One has maker's cartouches manufactured by "ART BURNSIDE /
POLICE GOODS" "SPOKANE / WASH."
"OREGON" & "BOOT" "PT. MAY 16-76".
Oregon Boot Collection
PT. MAY 16-76
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