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At the Indy escape artist convention (2004) Mr James Peters (UK) has slipped the shackles of the Fenton reproduction handcuff made famous as the lock/handcuff that Houdini wouldn't try twice.

I was told in a phone call by several people (in a noisy and crammed hotel room) who wittness the feat, that James, under great pain and suffering slipped his left hand first. Many didn't believe that he would be able to slip the right as it obviously caused pain and swelling when he pulled the first hand from the cuff, but he did.

Congratulations to you James. I thought it wouldn't and couldn't be done. You now have a page or more to write in an escape history book. Great work.

All the best

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Go James!!!

I wish I could've been there to witness it.

Did anyone get it on video? If so, will it be going on the web? If not, will you be going for a second take so it can go on the web?

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James you the Man. Now all they have to do next time is put a set of handcuffs on the person trying to get out.
Anyone know why Houdini did not attempt this? Since it was said that he could get out of anything. Don,
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Hi Roslyn,

I asked the same question, Was it on video? The answer was no but there photos were taken. The smart reply from someone was to have him do it again the following day for the video camera. James I guess would have seen the funny side but his pain threshold wouldn't.

Don,

If you have seen the photos of the Fenton. It was presented to Houdini as a lock for him to open, Houdini said it was the most complicated lock he had ever seen (in his times) and added that it was just a lock and not a restraint. Mr Fenton added the pillory half stock to it so it could be used as a cuff and challenged Houdini again. And again Houdini wouldn't try it.

James if you read this I want a signed and dated photo of the event.

Ian (with head still shaking)
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James - congratulations !!!!
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Well done James!
Don't worry about the pain I didn't feel a thing! Smile

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Wow!

Well done James. Congratulations

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I thought I should announce that I beat the Fenton for the second time last night, and without slipping my hands out.

I defeated the mechanism directly, leaving the cuff in an unlocked state! Smile

Talk to you guys here on Tuesday when I'm back in the UK!

James.
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You ROCK, James! Who da man? YOU da man!
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James, please explain. I was told that you had slipped the cuff on Saturday, how could you bypass the mechanism for the second attempt. Again, any video or photos.

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James now you're just showing off!!!

I, as I'm sure are most of us here, are both jealous and proud of your achievement. Please say you got footage of it this time.

Roslyn (really wishing he went to the convention now)

PS

Does anyone have any pictures / diagrams of the Fenton lock / cuff itself?

Thanks,

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James, I am totally blown away by this! Not once but twice! Not just slipping out (OUCH!) but defeating the contraption! You rock!
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Great work James. Hope you got some framable pics!
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Congratulations James!
With a hectic and frantic dealers room so busy it was I who accompanied James to a more secure location and applied the handcuff. I kept the key and James, in approximately 4.5 minutes, returned the handcuff to me off and in an open state. VERY impressive. Several of the other escapes James performed at the convention were very well received and he impressed many of us there. I hope to see him at next years convention!
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I want to pipe in with one other amazing James escape from a new (Pakistani?) strait jacket, supplied by Joe Lauher it was a triple loop, "shoelace" tied strait jacket where the side loops are attached from the jackets arms to the side.

I will post more on Indy in the convention area of the board when I can.

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Congratulations James! Smile

We're sooo proud of you. Smile

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James,

Great work,even the Great Houdini would be
amazed!WALK PROUD JAMES....

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Well done once again to James!
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That's a real accomplishment James and one you should be proud to talk about. Congrats! Smile
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Seems like James was the Bigger hit then the First Days Stunt/Act whatever that was heard nothing on the News about it here. Don,
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