Friday, January 28, 2011

National Handcuff Day, February 20

Get ready to celebrate "National Handcuff Day" on February 20, 2011. According to recently launched official National Handcuff Day website, February 20th is the birthday of the modern handcuff. It was on that date in 1912 that the U.S. Patent office issued a patent to George A. Carney for a "swinging bow ratchet - type" adjustable handcuff. Before that handcuffs were heavy and bulky and there was no standard style.

Visit the National Handcuff Day website for all the details and to enter the National Handcuff Day Contest.


  1. Wanted to check out the link Houdini Swam here BUT nothing come up except; "Page not found
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  2. It's this story, BB.

    I don't know why LinkWithin is grabbing that deleted version.