|The Lock Museum of Orange County has one of the largest collections
of handcuffs, leg iron and restraints south of the Mississippi. The collection
includes parts of Houdinis' collection, and many pieces from the "Great
Reno's" collection. (The Great Reno was an escape artist, much like Houdini,
during the late 1920's. There are many "torture" items - like leg irons
or neck cuffs with spikes protruding from them.
Top: A piece once owned by Houdini. The three handcuff pieces from the
Houdini collection we own, all have a bar in-between each cuff, thus holding
his hands apart making it more difficult to use both hands in unison.
Left Center: You will see an arm and neck cuff. Worn around the neck
this item sticks out so as both arms are held in front of is captor, then
padlocked. MOST UNCOMFORTABLE!!!!