Can anyone help me identify this chain?


We found this chain buried in our backyard, look at the ends​ of the chain,the metal has been twisted to connect the chain. Please help 😊


q can anyone help me identify this chain
  12 answers
  • Rose Rose on Feb 25, 2019

    It could be chain for a tree swing.

  • Margaux Margaux on Feb 25, 2019

    If you soaked this in Coca Cola for a while it would be easier to see the links and aid identification.

  • Nadene Sadler Nadene Sadler on Feb 25, 2019

    Breast chains for mule or horse that hooks collar to wagon tongue.

  • Christine Christine on Feb 25, 2019

    Neck chains for cattle in stalls in winter.

  • Kim Kim on Feb 25, 2019

    Chains go from animal to plow

  • Larcon321 Larcon321 on Feb 25, 2019

    This is a chain used in the process of towing cars.

  • Gaby Kellner Gaby Kellner on Feb 25, 2019

    Yes old chain for cattels and cows used till 1960is in switzeland

  • She32454578 She32454578 on Feb 25, 2019

    Çould be used for transport tie down of new car carrier.

  • James Leslie James Leslie on Feb 25, 2019

    Your post doesn't indicate where you are located but it looks like a logging chain, the "toggles" or bars at each end can be used to make a loop in the chain or to link chains together.

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 02, 2019

      check public records ;word of mouth/local myths are usually just that- myths,besides doesn't prison chains-slave chains sound much more interesting than ones for towing a vehicle

  • River River on Feb 26, 2019

    Hi LaLa, I googled "old cow chains" and it sounds like everyone is correct, it looks like the images that pop up. Someone had one for sale for over $50 so you may want to check into that! Also, you can check with the Georgia Department of Corrections to find out if there was in fact a prison where you live, they should be able to tell you. Good luck!

  • Susan Susan on Mar 02, 2019

    Hi LaLa, I don't know how long the chain is however, I found something similar but it was quite short. I live on a site that was a battlefield during the Civil War. I'm told that the chain I found is a pair of hand cuffs and since you live on a site where there was once a prison, I think it may have been used for shackling.

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    • Susan Susan on Mar 06, 2019

      Hey LaLa, I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to contact you. I had some issues that needed attending to in SC. In answer to your question, I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast and the wars in this area ranged from parts of the Revolutionary, Indian and most prominently, the Civil War. Prior to AL, I lived in Charleston, SC on a small island where Fort Moultrie is. Again, big battlegrounds. I love to prospect for relics from both states, SC an AL. I have been fortunate enough to have uncovered many artifacts. The biggest battle right here was the Battle of Fort Blakely, Fort McDermott and Mobile. In SC Fort Sumter , where the first shots were fired in defense was what seemed like an arms length away. I miss SC but I'm having fun prospecting here right now.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 02, 2019

    put something by the chains(dollar bill/quarter) so we can see how lrg the links are & the connecting pin on end. Bent ? probably either welded into position or fused from rust... use wire brush to remove loose rust, soak them in vinegar to remove rust. Take them to local museum or some one who speacilizes in old war,prison or slave relics or farm equipment

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