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Reis O'Brien
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So I'm at one of my local thrift shops here in Seattle and couldn't really find anything other than the usual dusty knick-knacks and stinky clothes, when I spotted a set of handcuffs locked onto a large metal bin that was obviously used by employees to cart around various donated junk.

The cuffs looked heavy and well made. They are real cuffs, no tricky switches and could have been locked on this rolling metal bin for years. Being the well-prepared magician that I am, I popped them open with a Smith & Wesson handcuff key that I always have on my key-ring. The key worked and I took the cuffs down to the checkout. I told them that I found them in a bin with no price and they said, "How about $1.99?" I said, "Sure!" And I bought them.

Now here's the thing... I have no idea where these cuffs are from, if they're are a known model, etc. So if anyone can identify these cuffs and find me a little information about them I'd be eternally grateful.

The cuffs have the words "MAREX: MADE IN SPAIN" on one cuff and the other cuff has a large "M" with the numbers 8337. Anyone have a clue about these cuffs?

You can see pictures of them in my latest blog "Mystery Handcuffs" on my Myspace page, http://blog.myspace.com/liar_4_hire

Thanks in advance!
-Reis
Homo vult decipi; decipiatur

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Joe Marotta
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Contact Joe Lauher here at The Magic Café. No doubt if anyone can identify them it would be him.

To me, they just look like a Marex set, but what do I know... (rhetorical!)

Joe
Reis O'Brien
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So you have heard of Marex cuffs before?
Homo vult decipi; decipiatur

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lauher
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Reis

Your Spanish cuffs were likely made my a firm called Larrańaga y Elorza. The company often markets under the Alcyon brand name, but for many years they have sold cheap cuffs under all sorts of rather generic brand names. Romo, Chief of Police, Star etc. Your Marex cuffs are just one more example.

Overall the quality of these cuffs is not bad, but not as high as a standard Peerless, S&W or Hiatt handcuff.

But for $1.99 you can't go wrong.

Joe
Reis O'Brien
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Joe,

I can't thank you enough. I wondered about the quality. They seem quite tough, so I wondered if these were used by any police forces, military, etc.

All in all, I'm still going to consider it a good thrift store find!

Thanks again,
-Reis
Homo vult decipi; decipiatur

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