This is one of thousands of photographs from the archive of the New York City Police Department. that will be put on line. From the New York Times.
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Made around 1890 in Italy this on an auction site for $3,900.
I've got some kind of morbid fascination with these devices because I found myself wanting to build a model and in the course of my research I came across someone who makes fantastic museum quality replicas: Guillotine. He has a virtual museum and includes tips for construction.....just in case you want to take a chop at building one.