An unusual pair of childs finger stocks. These have the addition of the owners name written on I Jackson along with the village Ashwell, Rutland and the date Sept 5th 1854.

They measure 12.5cm w x 4.5cm w x 1cm d.

 

Back in the 19th century teachers had some interesting items for discipline in schools. Two items are illustrated here.

Firstly, the image above is of some children's finger stocks... These were used in the 18th and 19th century and are described in an article known as the 'Penrose Method,' which was a description of the theory and practice of education at the academy run by Dr and Mrs Penrose in the Victorian times.

Most of their punishments were with the objective of keeping wayward children

immobile: each child would be in a position of discomfort depending on how badly they had behaved.

The finger stocks were relatively minor. The child's fingers were placed into the holes of the stocks with the child's hands back to back behind their back. They were then expected to stand before the teacher and repeat the lesson that they had failed.

Other items used by the Penroses were wooden gags, wrist or arm stocks, strap and wood restraining harnesses to name a few.

Unusual Antique Treen Children's Finger Stocks

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