A rare pair of handcuffs by Hiatt, England with original key, Ca. 1850-1900.

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A rare pair of handcuffs by Hiatt, England with original key, Ca. 1850-1900.


Hiatt steel handcuffs with broad arrow mark, stamped "Hiatt, Warranted, Wrought, Hard", # 4, with original key stamped "HIATT # 4".

In very good condition fully functional.



Size : Long 24.2 cm


Condition :Very good, perfect working order.


The origins of Hiatt and Company Ltd. lie in the late eighteenth century, 1780, as stated in vintage, company advertisements, the company was begun by a "Mr. Hiat" with one T. Supposedly he set up shop in 1780 at 26 Masshouse Lane in Birmingham.


"In the year 1780 when Birmingham, England was little more than a village, any passer-by walking down the well known thoroughfare called Masshouse Lane, might have stopped out of curiosity to look at a new sign which had recently gone up at Number 26.


This intimated that a certain Mr. Hiat was a maker of Prisoners' Handcuffs, Felons' Leg Irons and Gang Chains to the Trade."