ORIGINAL ANTIQUE FROGGATT HANDCUFFS! Police Gun Vintage
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Sold Date: 09/15/2007
Channel: Online Auction
SEE MY OTHER ITEMS OR YOU'LL BE SORRY!, SOME ARE ENDING SOON! /_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQrdZ0QQsassZtheQ2dword PROFOUNDLY RARE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE FROGGATT HANDCUFFS WITH ORIGINAL KEY! MADE BY THE FAMOUS THOMAS FROGGATT WHO SUPPLIED HOUDINI WITH THE HANDCUFFS HE USED IN HIS MAGIC AND ESCAPE ACTS! ASTRONOMICALLY RARE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE FROGGATT DOUBLE-MARK HANDCUFFS WITH ORIGINAL KEY! I could not open these (If I am doing it right) but maybe you can. These Profoundly Rare and Valuable Froggatt Hand Cuffs have "Froggatt" and "13" and "hard" marked on them. sold as is. HISTORY OF FROGGATT HANDCUFFS: West's 1830 Directory of Warwickshire lists William Froggatt, of 4 Court Bordesley St. Birmingham as a manufacturer of dog and horse collars and felon's iron maker. Later in the 1830s Froggatt moved to Bartholomew St. and then on to 289 Bradford Street w they remained. Ownership of the company stayed in the family and came eventually to William's grandson Thomas Froggatt, who was born in 1864. Thomas Froggatt & Co. became Hiatt's main competitor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1937 Thomas Froggatt sold the company to Hiatt, but Froggatt continued on as employee. He finally retired in 1948 at the age of 84, when Hiatt moved to their new suburban location on Baltimore Road, Great Barr. Thomas Froggatt was said to have been a good friend of Harry Houdini and to have supplied Houdini with many of the handcuffs and leg irons that he used in his act. Froggatt must have also been a major exporter to America, because Froggatt cuffs turn up now and then on this side of the Atlantic. This Scarce double-mark set is PROFOUNDLY RARE AND VALUABLE!
TERMS: PAYPAL PAYMENTS ***MUST*** HAVE A CONFIRMED ADDRESS!!! OR Bank Wire Transfer, or Money Order or Cashiers check. no personal checks. Insurance is available up to $25,000 for Registered Mail in the United States only. All Items must have Insurance paid for by the buyer! All funds must be paid within 5 calendar days after auction end! Insurance claims are responsibility of buyer. All Jewelry, Coins, Electrical Items and Antiques are sold as is.SEE MY OTHER ITEMS OR YOU'LL BE SORRY! , SOME ARE ENDING SOON! /_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQrdZ0QQsassZtheQ2dword
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