Hoodlums’ tools (1906)

found in the Chicago Daily News image archives on the LOC American Memory site

“Image of revolvers, brass knuckles, a knife and another weapon, mounted on a board for photographing in a room in Chicago, Illinois.”

That leather wrapped thing with a strap at the bottom is a sap or a blackjack, but I don’t know what that thing is at 1 o’clock in the photo- maybe a fake gun for hold-up purposes?


One Response to “Hoodlums’ tools (1906)”

  1. The strange looking gun in the upper right is a Reid Knuckleduster Revolver. These were made around the 1870's by James Reid in New York. They were single action revolvers and were made in .22 and .32 caliber.

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