Strange Variation of Tower Double Locking Leg Irons on Ebay

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Posted by J. Lauher on May 03, 2002 at 06:50:44:

There is a listing on ebay (Item # 1099502654) for
a pair of leg irons that is an obvious copy of a normal
Tower leg iron, but has several obvious differences.
I have one of these already, but I have never know who
made them.

As for the differences:

1. The chain has simple twisted links instead of the normal rings found in a conventional Tower or Balco.

2. The key is smaller than a normal Tower key.

3. On my copy the overall construction is not as good as a normal Tower. For example the plate covering the
lock mechansim does not fit as well as normal.

Does any one know who made these? I have heard the
suggestion that they came from Hugo Foth, but I doubt
it since his handcuffs are of a very high standard and
essentially identical to normal ones. More likely
they were made by one of the companies that made
the Tower Detective copies.

Please share you comments or ideas.


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