Posted by J. Lauher on August 29, 2000 at 10:46:24:
In Reply to: US Army Handcuffs Pre-WW2 posted by Paul Shupe on August 28, 2000 at 15:10:32:
Good questions. I don't know the exact sequence
of events but I can make some guesses. In the
1920s and 1930s the military would have been using
a combination of old stuff and the newer Peerless
handcuffs. Older stuff would include Mattatuck and
Tower handcuffs. Tower and Judd legirons would be
popular because Peerless did not make leg irons in
the early days.
By the time of WWII and the 50s, all new purchases
would of of course been of the Peerless type, but from other companies
not just from Peerless. Other companies were
cheaper! American Munitions and Harvard
are two companies that sold a lot to the military
during this time.
Other readers will know more than I. I hope they
respond as well.
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