Sunday, September 27, 2020

First look at the Mirror Handcuffs?

This illustration appeared in the March 15, 1904 issue of the London Daily Illustrated Mirror and offers what may be the first public image of the famous Mirror Handcuffs. I don't think we can infer too much from it, but you will note that the hinge resembles the one on what we've come to call the Tatler Cuffs

The last public appearance of the Mirror Handcuffs was at the New York Historical Society's "Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection" exhibition in 2018.

Speaking of the Mirror Cuffs, Joe Notaro has added more evidence to his mounting case that the Tatler Cuffs survived and may still be around today. Read Joe's latest at Harry Houdini Circumstantial Evidence.

1 comment:

  1. I'm willing to bet the Tatler Cuff is in a handcuff collection somewhere or in the trunk of somebody's attic. I wonder if Durbin kept it when he jettisoned his Egyptian Hall collection. His descendants might have it, if there are descendants.