Posted by Atame on February 17, 2001 at 14:51:08:
Hello fellow collectors!
I read Joe's excellent essays about Tower's and Bean's Handcuffs and I was wondering if the "Tower Bean's Pattern" was really fabricated without official license?
BTW: as far as I know there are at least four (more or less) different models of this type of handcuffs:
- the original Bean Cobb (Pat. May 2, 1899)
- H&R Bean Cobb with swivel
- H&R Bean Cobb with two chain links
- Tower Bean's Pattern
I guess all of these were made in two different finish modes - polished steel and nickel plated. Any ideas about the order of rarity and value of the different models combined with the two finishes?
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