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Publication numberUS263212 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1882
Filing dateMar 6, 1882
Publication numberUS 263212 A, US 263212A, US-A-263212, US263212 A, US263212A
InventorsJames Pettibone
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)


No. 263,212. Patented Aug. 22, 1882.

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i SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 263,212, dated August 22, 1882.

' Application nfiled March 6, 1882, (No model.)

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JAMES PETTIBONE, a citizen of the United States, and a res-ident of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and 5 State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Handcuffs, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an improved handcuff. .It is designed for stage and mimic use.

[o The object is to have it resemble a shackle and to be easily locked and slipped onto the wrist and quickly released for scenic ei'ects.

It consists of a spring-yoke to encircle the Wrist, one end of which is hinged to a trans- 15 verse bar, and the other end being provided with a catch to connect with the hinged bar.

The accompanying drawing is a perspective view of my invention.

A represents the spring or yoke which enzo circles the wrist. v

D represents an eye, to which a chain is attached to secure the two cuffs togetherf Bv represents a bar, hinged at one end to one limb of the yoke A, C representing the z 5 hinge.

:c c represent one or more slots pierced in the bar B.

c represents a tapered lng or tongue entering one of the slots c.

3o I b represents a shoulder or catch on the outer side of the lug or tongue a.

The outwaid springot' the metal yoke A forces the catch or shoulder b outward on the under side of the bar B when the lug a is inserted in the slot c. The shackle is easily removed 35 by pressing the end of tongue a inward and backward to unloose the catch b, when the bar B will swing back and allow the ready removal of the cuff.

I do not desire to limit myself to the par- 4o ticular kind ot' catch which unites one of the limbs of yoke A to the hinged bar B, as the forni of` catch engagement may be variously modified.

This article is very simple, cheap, and effect 45 ive for the uses designed.

A handcui' consisting essentially of the spring-yoke A, hinged to bar B, which is provided with one or more slots, c, to engage with 5o a catch, b, on the opposite limb of the yoke A, substantially :is herein set forth.

In testimony whereof' I have hereunto set myhand in the. presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationE05B75/00