Vintage Police Nippers, Come-Alongs, Wrist Restraints
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Sold Date: 03/13/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
Check out my other items !This auction is for a vintage set of nickel-plated Police Department Wrist Restraints . They were known as “come alongs” or “nippers”. Most police departments banned their use in the 1960's. They come with the leather holster that attaches to the gun belt.A patrolman walking a beat would slip these over a prisoner's wrist and twist the chain. The pain was intense and the prisoner had no choice but to follow the policeman, hence the word come-alongs. The policeman would walk the prisoner to the stationhouse with the come-alongs in place. This piece of scarce police equipment history is in excellent condition. These wrist restraints were made in Germany. The chain is 8 inches long. Excluding the chain, there is some surface rust spots from storage on the handles. The leather holder / holster is excellent. 3 Photos appear below this description Shipping is $3.25, higher outside the United States. Paypal only . Remember to check out my other items and be sure to add me to your favorites list . International Buyers: I recommend Priority Mail as this class of mail can be traced and insured. First Class International Mail is very risky and the seller assumes no responsibility if you choose this class of mail and your item is lost, damaged or stolen. The buyer is also responsible for customs or other government fees your country may impose. Do not ask me to falsify customs forms. If you do not fully understand this paragraph, go to the Google translate website and translate it into your native language. ">
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