Item Details

Execution Tech

produced, written and directed by Andrew Nock
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Host Keith Carradine describes the methods of executing criminals on the frontier. Discusses the 6 man gallows built at the Fort Smith courthouse, the proper way to tie a hangman's knot and the "drop distance table" for effective hanging. The "twitchup" gallows, the infamous El Paso "double header" with two men hung on one rope, the Julian gallows which worked without a hangman, as well as firing squads and the automatic "execution machine" are covered. Also described is the first electrocution by electric chair.
Director
Andrew Nock
Release Date
2004
Run Time
45 min.
Language
English
Related Title
Wild West tech (Television program)
Series
Wild West Tech
American History in Video
Published
[United States] : History Channel : A & E Television Networks ; [New York] : Distributed by New Video, ©2004.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribers.
Description
1 online resource (1 electronic resource (45 min.)).
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