The finger stocks would have been used to hold children's fingers behind their backs to prevent fidgeting.These are a replica version, but serve well to give modern children a taste of Victorian punishment. Wooden with ribbon ties. Each half of the stock measures about 5cm x 11cm.
Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal
Rosanna Watson - Striking mug shots reveal child 'criminals' of England Rosanna Watson was sentenced to seven days hard labor for stealing iron with her accomplices Mary Catherine Docherty, Ellen Woodman and Mary Hinnigan.