Monday, December 1, 2014

LINK: The Hungarian Handcuff

Our friend Joe Notaro of Harry Houdini Circumstantial Evidence has posted to his blog a nice examination of what Houdini called "The Hungarian Cuff." These are better known today the "Seance Cuffs" because of their use during the Official Houdini Seances. Were these Houdini-made manacles an early version of the Mirror Handcuffs? Click the headline to have a read at Joe's site.

2 comments:

  1. Where is the source documentation that the Mirror cuff was a Houdini creation? I see the Houdini Mirror cuff is very different than the actual cuff he actually escaped from in 1904.

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    1. There is no documented evidence that Houdini made the Mirror cuff as far as I know. But there is a lot of informed speculation that cuff and challenge was a Houdini creation. There is major discussion about this going on over at Handcuffs.org.

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