Posted by Steve Santini on June 13, 2001 at 18:04:34:
In Reply to: Lady-Darbies posted by Andy on June 13, 2001 at 16:58:29:
The pair of handcuffs pictured were made by the British firm of RCS. RCS made heavy darbies like these for civilian police but mainly military police useage. By far the most common origin for what may be termed "lady darbies" is the country of India. There, darbies have been in use since the beginning of British occupation and they often appear in very small sizes which are often called "lady darbies". Indeed, many small Indian darbies may very well have been made for use on women and possibly even children. Hope this helps, Steve Santini. P.S. "lady type" small size darbies occasionaly turn up on Ebay. : Hello,
: I am searching for a pair of Lady-Darbies.
: Who produced these? Are they still produced?
: Does anybody know anything about the pair pictured?
: Thank you all
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