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.


  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.

    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