Weight of BEAN patrolman and prison handcuffs

Weight of BEAN patrolman and prison handcuffs

Tom
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September 23rd, 2008, 1:14 am #1

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
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September 23rd, 2008, 6:27 am #2

Tom,
This question has been up on this Forum a couple of years before.
Even though the Bean handcuffs (including Iver Johnson and Lovell handcuffs) were kind of mass produced
it seems like the weights differ from specimen to specimen. The Bean cuffs were manufactured in three
models; Detective, Patrolman and Prison. To make it a little more complicated, each model also came
in different variations. For instance; the Bean Prison cuff came with both standard and heavy hinge and standard and heavy
link. Fellow collector Gordon Gluff has written a very interesting article about Bean handcuffs for the 2006 Handcuff Annual and I strongly recommend you to buy the book. http://www.cannonsgreatescapes.com/books&videos.html


A table of weights for different Bean variations.


Comparison between Bean Detective, Patrolman and Prison


A selection of Bean, Lovell and Iver Johnson handcuffs

Lars Holst
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September 23rd, 2008, 7:06 pm #3

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Lars,

This last picture simply commands me to come over to Sweden to take a look at your collection pretty soon.

Peter

PS Yes, I'll bring some Belgian beer
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September 23rd, 2008, 8:26 pm #4

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Peter,
Your more than welcome! I would recommend Sweden during spring time though.
The winter here is awful. Belgium beer GREAT!!

Take care,

Lars
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September 23rd, 2008, 10:10 pm #5

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Lars, it's a date!
Peter
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Tom
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September 24th, 2008, 5:50 am #6

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Lars,

Thanks a ton for the info on the BEAN handcuffs. I was able to get my hands on a very nice pair but seeing I am obviously a much smaller collector than yourself I needed to identify the difference. I understand you comment about each set being a little different. Mine weighed in at 427g putting them shy of the weights for the Prison but over for the Patrolman. Seeing they are closest to the prison that is how I will title them.
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Tom
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September 24th, 2008, 5:50 am #7

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Lars,

Thanks a ton for the info on the BEAN handcuffs. I was able to get my hands on a very nice pair but seeing I am obviously a much smaller collector than yourself I needed to identify the difference. I understand you comment about each set being a little different. Mine weighed in at 427g putting them shy of the weights for the Prison but over for the Patrolman. Seeing they are closest to the prison that is how I will title them.
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September 25th, 2008, 8:55 pm #8

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Tom,
You are welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Lars

www.holstcollection.com
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January 4th, 2012, 7:27 pm #9

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
I have been looking for this weight chart
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December 23rd, 2017, 12:40 am #10

Can anyone tell me the weight of a pair of BEAN patrolman or prison handcuffs? I know the prison is 4oz heavier than the patrolman but I would like to know what the weight is on either one for future comparison. If not how can you tell the difference between the two?
Looking for the info I need to identify what I have, I stumbled upon this. But, since Photobucket became jerks, the pics are gone. Anyone know the approx weights for the detective, patrolman and prison cuffs?
-Richard Knip-
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