Also known as the Drunkards Cloak or Spanish Mantle. It was simply a weighty barrel with the base removed and a hole cut in the top through which the culprit's head emerged.Two further holes low down in the sides allowed his or her hands to protrude, in order to take some of the barrels weight off the shoulders. Scratching the nose, however, was out the question.The barrel had a lockable collar around the neck, and while wearing it, the occupant would be led through the town by the beadle or court deputy.