Object Title

HANDCUFFS in Leather Pouch

HANDCUFFS in Leather Pouch

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XV.52

Provenance

Private donation, 17 October 1996.

Physical Description

Handcuffs: made of steel with blued finish. Swing through design with shafts which rotate in a complete circle through the lock case. Rectangular lock cases and anti-shim grooves on the bows. Locks of keyhole shape with a centre stud. The cuffs are joined by a two-link chain. Keys missing.


Pouch: of black leather with strap which fits over the top of the cuffs to secure them and fastens with a press stud. Two slits at the top of the pouch are for attachment to a belt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Diameter between lock case and hinge: 8.4 cm. (3 1/2 in.), Distance between cuffs with chain fully extended: 4.5 cm. (1 3/4 in.) Weight: 255 g. (9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On both lock cases, on either side, stamped: 'HIATTS/MADE IN/ENGLAND'On side of one bow, stamped: 023537

Associations

Places Britain