Posted by Chris Gower on April 03, 2001 at 13:28:19:
In Reply to: Long Chain Adjustable Darby posted by J. Lauher on April 01, 2001 at 11:52:53:
: Can anyone identify this adjustable Darby on a long
: chain? The size of the cuffs is very small.
: Dick Wresch has a picture of a similar cuff in his book
: an he identifies them as Japanese from the WWII era along
: with a story of how he acquired them. Others have
: pointed out that they look German.
: There is also a pair of these pictures on Yossie's
: If anyone has any information or ideas about these
: cuffs please post a message.
Ref above handcuffs, I believe them to be Clejuso long chain model (note the swivel, it is a large type unique to Clejuso products). I have a similiar set but they have a small swivel which I believe was made by Kayser.
Also in the photo is an old set of adjustable screw key type handcuffs with the ball type swivel. I bought these and they were described as having an 'Acorn Linkage'. On receipt I believe them to be Indian or Far East in origin.
Although Dick Wresch says the pair he illustrates were Japanese I do not believe Darby patterns were ever made in Japan although I am sure many were used out there by visiting military officers.
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