Unknown Double Darby from the UK

Unknown Double Darby from the UK

Nils
Nils

August 25th, 2017, 4:37 pm #1

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



Last edited by lauher on August 25th, 2017, 10:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Steve Santini
Steve Santini

August 25th, 2017, 5:42 pm #2

Nice cuffs!

Now we know where Houdini got the inspiration for the shape of his Mirror cuffs from.

Just kidding... or maybe not.

Steve Santini
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Joseph Fox
Joseph Fox

August 25th, 2017, 8:24 pm #3

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



Yeah, the Pakistan/Indian repro. handcuff companies are known to poke around this site and "Houdini" sites in order to get ideas for bringing new cuffs to the market.

This looks like their modern attempt at Houdini's "Mirror Challenge Handcuff".

That said, it is a pretty cool handcuff.
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Ebayer
Ebayer

August 25th, 2017, 10:11 pm #4

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



Ebay #311942683222 You had the seller remove the listing
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Joined: August 30th, 2003, 2:36 pm

August 25th, 2017, 10:48 pm #5

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



Very interesting cuff. Never seen on quite like it.
Joe
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albert
albert

August 25th, 2017, 11:25 pm #6

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



there was an old lithograph picture of many cuffs from the 1920's (I think) that Joe tanner once showed or sent out. this type of cuff was among them. I would suggest it's from the late 1800's
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Ebay
Ebay

August 26th, 2017, 1:31 pm #7

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Iron- ... SwZElZmVt4
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@ebay
@ebay

August 27th, 2017, 12:42 am #8

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



thanks for the update, ebay photos show it's a back strap darby, very nice find and cheap at that price. lucky buyer.
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Paul Davies
Paul Davies

August 30th, 2017, 7:28 am #9

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



I think it has at least 5 features of a very early cuff and non of an Indian repro.
Nice find Nils
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Griffin, Michael Griffin
Griffin, Michael Griffin

September 8th, 2017, 6:56 pm #10

Dear friends,

recently found this strange double darby type handcuff in the UK. It didn't come with a key, but one from a (non-regular) darby fit.

Has anyone seen this type before? There is a backstrap element. I used some WD 40, but haven't cleaned them up much otherwise. It works fine.

I'll try hosting pics with my e-mail provider, we'll see if it works. The link is safe, I haven't found out if I can embed the photos directly here. Joe, if you can do it, be my guest.
Have a nice weekend!

Nils

https://c.web.de/@319393420638424769/R_ ... iBXanzKG5Q



Holy Crap!!! that is a cool cuff
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