I AM LIQUIDATING A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SOME RARE HANDCUFFS. I am giving descriptions of each below and attaching corresponding pictures with the name of handcuffs at the top of each pic to help with identification.
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EXTREMELY RARE BERLINER HANDCUFFS 1880’S
For the serious collector
One of the rarest handcuffs ever, The Berliner, the name was coined by Houdini during his first tour of Europe. He stated that most handcuffs with this shape come from and near the town of Berlin, hence they have become known as Berliners.
This model was made by the company MUEHLENFELD for Prisons. It is a very restrictive pattern and even with the key escape is almost impossible.
This specimen is in perfect mechanical condition and comes with a key.
This is a RARE OPPORTUNITY to add a truly top tier historical item to any serious collection of Restraints, Houdini Memorabilia, Locks and Magic History.
Price $1700.00 OBO
FRENCH CHAIN BERLINER HANDCUFFS:
RARE FRENCH BERLINER CHAIN HANDCUFFS 1870'S W/KEY
Not much is known about these. They follow the Berliner pattern which probably originated in Germany and the French cuffs commonly used a chain link configuration to ensure tighter fits upon the wrists. This set comes complete with the original key and both the cuffs and the key retain the original patina from over 150 years. The cuffs are in perfect working order. Please see pics for details.
THESE ARE VERY RARE AND WILL BE A CENTERPIECE IN A HANDCUFF COLLECTION THESE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE LONG!
Price $750.00 OBO
IRISH 8 STEEL HANDCUFFS:
Early English Figure 8 Handcuffs Non-Adjustable w/Original Key
This is a solid made Figure 8 restrictive pattern handcuff from the 1880s made by Hiatt in England. Hiatt started producing handcuffs in the 1700s. This set came from a well respected long-time handcuff collector and does include the paperwork he sketched about the day and location of his purchase of them.
They are the original polished grey patina and are in perfect working order. They are stamped 3 indicating the size.
Price $200.00 OBO
FIRST MODEL BEAN 1899 HANDCUFFS:
The very first model of what would become one of the World's most popular handcuff designs of all time and featured around the Globe.
What sets this apart and really drives home its rarity is
The removable lock insert is actually a bit thicker than the handcuff body proper, this was later made flush in following models. There is no indentation around lock release button, it is just flat and all later versions featured the hollowed out area to aide in operation. The stamping is curved around the keyway. later models don't have it in this position.
The cuff is in great working condition. It is a must-have in the collection of American Handcuffs
Price $300.00 OBO
GERMAN TOWER HANDCUFFS:
Antique Western Handcuffs ca. 1880's
I sold another pair last week, this set is in excellent plus condition
Excellent working condition comes with a key.
Scarce sideways keyhole version
Probably German made
Price $250.00 OBO
NICKEL FIGURE 8 HANDCUFFS
This set is from the 1880's It is not marked other than a faint something that I can't make out. it is almost 100% nickel plated and a fantastic piece comes with orig key.
Price $250.00 OBO
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