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Foot Press

A device akin to the thumbscrews, the foot press was designed to (un)comfortably fit a single foot between a sharp, ribbed iron plate and a bar of metal attached to a long screw. When the screw was turned, the bar crushed the foot into a mangled pulp.

Variations were in existence – for example, the “toe-breaker”, in which the screw was used to drill holes into the foot; or the Venetian “foot-screw” which held rows of spikes embedded in the upper bar.

Foot Press

Trivia & Comment

Believe it or not, more than a few foot fetishists are fascinated with the function of this fearsome phalange crusher.

Foot Press
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