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Walking Bob
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Advise needed on quick in & out handcuffs. What kind to purchase. The ones with metal hoop with chains and padlocks on the ends.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Walking Bob in Iowa
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Those aren't really handcuffs as such, but a quick release chain restraint. Another is the Siberian Chain Escape.
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Hi Bob, email me directly for information imccoll@sympac.com.au
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It depends what you want them for really - as to what type to get. The chain restraints with the ovals ...... its been said before.....dont bother really.

if you want decent handcuffs that look like handcuffs (because they are) and not something made for a magician then .... go to Ian email above.
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Given the understanding that it is an antique, nothing can beat the gaffed Bean Cobb.
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Of all the cuffs I have ever gimmicked, the Cobb is one of the better antique methods it also works on the Bean prison and giant cuff.
Mike Griffen had the best presentation of the Cobb cuff and in full view.
I also had the pleasure of opening one at John Gaughan fixed to this inside of a 1920's illusion cabinate.
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Ian

Have emailed several times and have not received a response.

Any info would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Walking Bob in Iowa
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Hi Bob, My sincere appology, I have only found out in the last days that no emails are getting thru via my regular (had for 16 years) email address. I even got disconnect by ISP as thiee invoice didn't make it and wasn't paid in time.

thanks for letting me know

please email me at ianmccoll61@hotmail.com

respectfully

Ian
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Hi Bob, glad we made contact and hope all the info is helpfull.

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About 20 years ago, I picked up an antique German thumb cuff. I had seen Milbourne Christopher use on the TODAY (TV) ahow. He used the cuffs in a thumb tie presentation, not an in/out cuff escape.

They're shaped like two 'U's alongside each other, and are locked with a padlock. They're very convincing and easy to work. I don't know what their "official" name is. Anybody???
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Hi Dick, commonly known as a thumbscrew, I make them if you need another.
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Thank you Ian! I only have two thumbs, so this one suffices (!)but I do appreciate the proper name for them.

I really don't qualify as an EA! --but I mentioned in a thread a day or so ago about the Australian Crib, that I substituted for another performer who had canceled his tour. I did about 6 weeks and everything worked out well.

I grew up about a hundred miles from Appleton,Wisconsin, where Houdini grew up. So I did a demonstration of some cuffs, etc. that he had escaped from. --Well, that WAS a slight exaggeration!

I had accumulated some gaffed cuffs, plus a few non gaffed, and an Abbott Jacket, and they made me look good!
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Hi Dick, they are always good for xmas presents. Nearly everyone has thumbs and likely to be that special gift for the person you think has everything.
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Another quick release chain restraint that is not something you can buy in magic stores and so is less known than the Big Link chain restraint or the Siberian Chain Escape is Qua-Fiki's "Chain Cuffs" from his e-Book "Escapes For Teens." You make it yourself from a metal or PVC pipe and some hardware store chains, and if you do, we ask that you do NOT use it for a comedy "In and Out" and that you NOT include it on a YouTube video when you perform it as a legitimate escape. This is something new and let's keep it out of the hands of the inept and off the radar as long as possible.
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On Mar 17, 2014, jimgerrish wrote:
let's keep it out of the hands of the inept and off the radar as long as possible.


inept? PVC? what in the world is escape art going to?
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Funny thing is Ken just reported on a quick in and out .......but by a convict. Ken had been in a hospital clinic waiting for over an hour to be seen for an MRI (they think they may have identified where that key he had hidden ended up if you know what I mean Smile ). Then two "screws" (to use the vernacular) brought in a 'con' in Smith and Weston's ....he went straight in, was seen immediately and was out in less time than it takes to escape a pair of S&Ws.

So there you have a quick in and out but still in handcuffs. So no help there unless your trying to get seen in less than an hour on the NHS.

Still thank The Lord that you yanks don't have social medical care like we do! If Stephen Hawkin had been born in the UK he would have died by the time he was 20! ......


.........mmmmm that doesn't seem right some how!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/12/......d_alive/


Still I would be worse off without the NHS.
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Dave, you are right about Hawkin , he's in his 70's now. and doesn't belive in life of any kind after death but still holds a positive view on life.
I read about a guy in the US that bashed someone, just because he needed his teeth fixed and because he couldn't afford it, knew that if arrested, he would automatic get a health check in prison.


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I was having a jibe at the UK NHS first..... The waiting times suck sometimes and yes funding is limited. ..... But still I would not be where I am without them just like Stephen Hawkin and I am NOT EXAHPGERATING without NHS treatment at Burton on Trent hospital in 1996 I would have died. From a major arterial bleed Really!

I wouldn't be any better off, in terms of my club feet, if I was in the USA unless that is my parents have lived in Iowa and gone to the quack (as he was considered at the time - I don't really believe he ever was) Dr Ponseti. Nor anywhere else really.

After having a dig at the UK NHS I just wanted a quick dig at .....not the USA or any particular political party but at the PAPER who made the claim about Hawkin being ignored as worthless because of his disability. But you have to admit ..... It was a really daft gaff to make (gaff as in clock up- not as in gaffed cuffs etc)! I love that kind of thing makes me laugh! And I dare anyone to admit they don't think it is funny.

A bit like the kid turning up to their lesson with homework undone ...... Or throwing together a project the night before it's due in..... Trying to get out of it and coming up with something obviously made up etc.
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On Mar 9, 2014, Walking Bob wrote:
Advise needed on quick in & out handcuffs. What kind to purchase. The ones with metal hoop with chains and padlocks on the ends.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Walking Bob in Iowa



Glad that Roslyn and I could be of service to you. Hope your rountine is enhanced.
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Dave, you are right about Hawkin , he's in his 70's now. and doesn't belive in life of any kind after death but still holds a positive view on life.
I read about a guy in the US that bashed someone, just because he needed his teeth fixed and because he couldn't afford it, knew that if arrested, he would automatic get a health check in prison.


Cliff, chill out, remember :"free speak and all that" Joe Burrus spouted off straight after his first buried alive escape but didn't appear to do his research on the box or the praise he gave.


I was just reading that he does now believe in life after death!

In recent times he has been proclaimed dead but is not dead anymore. He has "been victim of the celebrity fake death". It's a bit wired but someone started a rumour that he was dead, set up a face book page and got over a million hits. Shows what wool you can pull with face book eh!

The page I was just looking at had a quote from Stephen saying "stop believing everything you read on the Internet". Well allegedly from him if we are not to believe everything we read.

Why are people doing this? It's really strange to me.
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