The Publications of John Bushey

The Publications of John Bushey

Joined: August 30th, 2003, 2:36 pm

July 18th, 2017, 11:44 am #1

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

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<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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Joined: January 17th, 2016, 10:08 pm

July 18th, 2017, 2:48 pm #2

Cheers! To John! Your work for the collecting and Houdinianna communities is much appreciated and cherished.I wish you the best, my friend.
-Richard Knip-
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July 18th, 2017, 7:45 pm #3

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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Joe,

Thanks for posting John Bushey’s publications. I know John worked very hard on them and is very pleased to be able to share the information.

John is responsible for bringing dozens of new collectors into handcuff and magic collecting. He has always had a thirst for knowledge and been willing to share his research and help others.

Thank you John for all you have done and continue to do.

Damon
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July 19th, 2017, 7:37 am #4

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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Joe,

As stated above, John has been one of the greatest contributors to our hobby through all his research and publications. Very nice of you to publish them here! Thank you John for all your efforts!

Our friend Ron Spitz is keeping records of all E.R. restraints but I also know John started some kind of inventory of the Wisner cuffs. As we both own these rare cuffs,
I thought you might have some information.

Lars





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Chris Gower
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July 20th, 2017, 8:32 pm #5

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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They are brilliant John, you have put a lot of work into them - well done. Really appreciate you sharing them with everyone on Joe's site. Chris
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July 23rd, 2017, 10:18 pm #6

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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These books are an amazing labor of love and a treasure trove of great information! Thanks John!!
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Paul Davies
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July 24th, 2017, 7:29 am #7

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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Thanks John, caring and sharing is what it's all about.
Regards
Paul
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michael griffin
michael griffin

July 24th, 2017, 10:10 pm #8

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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Great article! Great research by John!!!!

I dug out a pic I took way back of Stull Collection at castle,,,bad pic,,however a long chain Lorey is upper left Hope it helps with Lorey Story


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July 25th, 2017, 1:51 pm #9

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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Michael
Nice picture. Could you tell us the approximate date you took the picture?
thanks
Joe
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michael griffin
michael griffin

July 25th, 2017, 3:26 pm #10

No one has been more supportive and has contributed more to our hobby than John Bushey of Duluth, Minnesota.

John is a man of many talents. John has been an escape artist and magician for over 40 years. He collects handcuffs, Houdiniana and escape artist memorabilia. He is a craftsman who has designed his own handcuffs and other escape artist equipment. He is a world authority on the works of Bob Dylan and for over 25 years he has been the host of "Highway 61 Revisited" on KUMD radio featuring the works of Dylan. John is also the favorite teacher of elementary school students and most importantly a friend to countless people worldwide.

One of John's favorite pastimes has been the history of handcuffs and their inventors. He has spent endless hours researching and discovering the obscure details that bring history to life. We are pleased that John has given us permission to share some of his work on Handcuffs.Org.

Thanks John for all that you have done for us.
Joe

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="width:240pt;">
<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Publications of John Bushey
(Click on the link to download a .pdf copy of each book)


<b></b><p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Houdini%20v ... f">Houdini vs. Kleppini - The
Story of the French Cuff with Letterlocks</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Story%20of% ... s.pdf">The Story of the
McKenzie Mitts</a>


<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt;"><a href="http://handcuffs.org/bushey/Joseph%20Lo ... df">Joseph
Lorey & the Lorey Handcuff</a>

Presented with Permission of John Bushey.
</td><td width="332" valign="top" style="width:233.75pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;">
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John Bushey standing in front of his world's largest and most complete collection of Houdini Pitch Books.
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boy, i dont remember,,,its gotta be about 1979-1982
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