USA



Mattatuck





This US handcuff from the same named company Mattatuck was produced in the 1920s. The really interesting and unique lock has an "open" mode, with which you can open and close the cuffs without requiring a key (neutral position). The lock striker plate doesn't snap in this mode. If you turn the key 360° counterclockwise (put the key on the position to the lock), the lock is enabled (single lock). It's like a normal cuff and snaps while closing it. You can't open it without the key anymore. If you turn the key counterclockwise for 180° now, you activate the doublelock. You must check at all times, that your key has the position they had before and you are only allowed turning it counterclockwise. As you can see, the cuff was very rusty. You can see here how I cleaned it.


Bean's Pattern





This is a version which nearly looks like the handcuffs from "Bean Cobb", but was made by Tower&Lyon. Because the leader of Bean Cobb and the leader of Tower&Lyon were good friends, it's possible that this is an official copy. The cuffs have a push pin on the backside of the lock, with which you activate that the cuffs are closing. Otherwise it's completely open. The cuff doesn't have a doublelock. The key is not the original one and doesn't open the cuff perfectly. The original one has two teeth.


Tower anklecuff





The anklecuffs from Tower&Lyon are made like the "Double Lock" handcuff from them. I only have one side and this one is damaged, I think have been damaged by strong punshes with some tolls on the bow, so the teeth of lock broke.


Argus Iron Claw





The iron claw was produced first in 1931. This one has showing teeth in the handle. So it's a first version, somewhere between 1931 and 1934. After 1934, the claws didn't have visible teeth anymore, because officers getting nicked and cut by the teeth and the producer made a sleeve to cover them. Special on them: You can screw the safety open and pull the second safety down to open it. If you then turn the T-handle, it closes with teeth like a "normal" handcuff. For the security that no one can open it, you can screw in the safety to close it again when the person is cuffed.


Chicago Handcuffs Bootcuff (neckcuff)





Normally this is a bootcuff. The cuff is so wide that people can wear it over military boots. Here you can see one side, often sold as neckcuff for smaller necks (often female ones). The doublelock is a push pin you can push with the backside of the key on the side of the cuff.


Chicago Model A625T Twist Link Connector Chain





You can slip this connector chain over hand- and legcuffs and connect them with each other for a secure transportation. It's made from the Chicago handcuff company and has twisted chain parts.


Smith&Wesson patent pending





In general this is the Smith&Wesson M100 you see below. But this one is older, when Smith&Wesson didn't have the patent of the cuffs. They got their patent on Sept. 8, 1981. Because patent pending means, they already filed the patent, the cuff must been produced between Dec. 7, 1979 and Sept. 8, 1981 (Patent number: 4,287,731 ). It's also a standard chain cuff with a slot pin as doublelock. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


Smith&Wesson M100





The standard cuff from Smith&Wesson. A standard chain cuff with a slot pin as doublelock. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


Smith&Wesson M103





The standard cuff from Smith&Wesson in stainless steel. A standard chain cuff with a slot pin as doublelock. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


No Name (Peerless)





This handcuff is a no name one. That means, it doesn't have a special brand. Because of the form, it should be a Peerless inspired handcuff.


ASP Identifier Cuff Model 100





The old chain model from ASP. This one isn't produced anymore. The key can be inserted from both sides of the cuff. The doublelock is either a slot pin or can be used with the key. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


ASP Identifier Cuff Model 200





The old hinged model from ASP. This one isn't produced anymore. The key can be inserted from both sides of the cuff. The doublelock is either a slot pin or can be used with the key. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


ASP 300 Rigid Cuff steel





The old rigid cuff from ASP with steel bows. This one isn't produced anymore. The key can be inserted from both sides of the cuff. For transport, you can fold this cuff together. If you unfold it, it gets rigid and can only fold back through using the key in the middle. The doublelock is either a slot pin or can be used with the key. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


ASP 350 Rigid Cuff aluminum





The old rigid cuff from ASP with aluminum bows. This one isn't produced anymore. The key can be inserted from both sides of the cuff. For transport, you can fold this cuff together. If you unfold it, it gets rigid and can only fold back through using the key in the middle. The doublelock is either a slot pin or can be used with the key. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


ASP Rigid Ultra Cuff steel Model 600





The new ASP handcuff which is also used by the ASP transport plus chain kit. The key is the long version from the transport kit, also the normal one for the yellow ASP cuffs is working. It can be inserted from both sides of the cuff. The doublelock is either a slot pin or can be used with the key. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


ASP ankle cuffs Model 700





The new ASP ankle cuff which is also used by the ASP transport plus chain kit. The key is the long version from the transport kit, also the normal one for the yellow ASP cuffs is working, but the lock is a bit bigger than the handcuff locks. You can differentiate the locks by the molded "A" on them. It can be inserted from both sides of the cuff. The doublelock is either a slot pin or can be used with the key. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.


ASP chain from the transport plus chain kit





The new ASP chain which is used with the ASP transport plus chain kit. It has two lockable ends and can be used as bellychain and ankle chain in one. Just wrap the chain around the hips of the prisoner, put one end through a chain part and the handcuff and lock them with one of the locks. The other side is put through the ring of the ankle cuffs and is secured on the prisoner's back with the carabiner for short fixation or with the second lock for long fixation.


ASP transport plus chain kit





This is the new ASP transport plus chain kit which is used by the American justiciary. The hand and ankle cuff key is the long version from ASP. For more infos about the handcuff, see ASP Ultra Cuff steel Model 600 and for the ankle cuff, see ASP ankle cuffs Model 700. The set includes a chain with two lockable ends, which can be used as a bellychain and is long enough to be put through the ring of the ankle cuffs and be secured on the prisoner's back. The locks of the chain are the two small locks in the middle of the kit. The locks are a different kind of key system with four included keys. The case you can see here is only avaible in this kit combination.


ASP chain ultra plus cuff Model 475 or P450





The new ASP handcuff with finger push pin! This version is the chain version in steel and works like the older versions. It also exists a aluminum version. Other than the old ones, you are not able to make a slot pin doublelock. Only the doublelock over the lock or with the finger push pin are working. My cuff is branded as "Model 475". Nowadays, they renamed the model to "P450", so the number of the normal ultra cuff version is used with the "P" in front for "pushpin".


ASP hinge ultra plus cuff Model 575 or P550





The new ASP handcuff with finger push pin! This version is the hinge version in aluminum and works like the older versions. It also exists a steel version. Other than the old ones, you are not able to make a slot pin doublelock. Only the doublelock over the lock or with the finger push pin are working. My cuff is branded as "Model 575". Nowadays, they renamed the model to "P550", so the number of the normal ultra cuff version is used with the "P" in front for "pushpin".


CTS Thompson 1010C





This handcuff could be a CTS Thompson handcuff... I am not 100% sure, because it doesn't have anything written on the cuff. CTS thompson is the successor of Hiatt-Thompson. It's a chain cuff in yellow with a slot pin as doublelock. You need to switch the pin with the backside of the key.