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Topic: Victorian style straitjacket
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Dec 1, 2006 07:37PM)
Hi everyone

I have a gig in a few weeks at a Victorian themed event. I was planning to do a variety of escapes using victorian looking cuffs, a battered old Tom Horn belt etc. At the last minute I have been informed that they really want an SJ escape. My jackets are all modern looking!

So, does anyone in the UK have a older looking SJ I could borrow/hire? Obviously it would be taken perfect care of, returned in person or by insured special delivery etc.


Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Dec 1, 2006 08:20PM)
Designs haven't changed that much, in the last hundred years.

The old Wheeler-Tanner catalog must've had 50 or 60 different styles, but they're still pretty much alike.
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Dec 2, 2006 06:23AM)
Hi Harley

True, but some look older than others. What I really mean is I need something a little less modern looking than my Posey's :)

Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Dec 2, 2006 08:40AM)
You could tea-stain it, give it a sepia tone.
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Dec 3, 2006 07:30PM)
I think my roller buckle Posey is going to have to do then. Since no one seems to have a different one they would lend out. I understand, I can be pretty protective of my stuff too!

For just one gig I don't think I want to stain it. Theres always the chance I won't get the stains out.

Message: Posted by: The Donster (Dec 5, 2006 03:23PM)
I have a Abbotts but I'm not in the UK.